Passage from Cape Town, South Africa to St Helena S19:34:031 W001:25:791

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Jean & Matt Findlay
Tue 26 Jan 2016 10:07

Day 7


Well we got back into the western hemisphere around 11 pm last night – getting on for 4 years that we’ve been in the east!  Had a bit of a slower day yesterday when the winds went quite light and we were down to around 3 – 4 knots.  However it didn’t last that long and after faffing around gybing and then back to a 2 sail reach then back to being poled out we picked up speed again.  The sun came out in the afternoon and we had very pleasant conditions – maybe there is some truth to the books after all about this being one of the best passages! 


I’ve not actually been taking my seasick pills apart from the first day and I’ve been fine so it shows how good the conditions have been.  We’ve even been eating well too – last night had the leftovers from James’s veg curry – very nice it was too – thank you James.  Other nights we’ve had a good variety – ranging from roast chicken, roast potatoes and veg to chilli con carne with rice. 


Been spending the time getting our December web site ready to upload when we get an internet signal. 


Another couple of flying fish on deck this morning and the odd bird but no sightings of any cetaceans – we’ve not even seen many ships – very quiet route so far.



Date and Time: 26 January 12.00


24 hours distance:  176nm


Position:   S19:34:031 W001:25:791