01 The long trip

Thu 18 Jul 2019 13:43
“12.42.16S 095.21.883E”
We delayed our departure from Cocos by one day due to strong winds, it was gusting over 30 knots in the anchorage. It had the advantage that a yacht came in and we had a very pleasant evening aboard. One Australian, one Russian now Australian, one American and one still Russian. We probably drank more than we should for day before departure but a great bunch of people.
Unfortunately now 24 hours in we are struggling with too little wind, barely making 4 knots.  It is due to increase tonight, so fingers crossed. 
Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of my Father’s death.  It will be a difficult day.
Fair winds
Alasdair, Gill, Alison and Peter

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