Trade Wind Sailing

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Fri 16 Oct 2009 14:24
Position: 18 47.3 N 021 26.8 W
Course: South by west, Speed 5 knots
Wind: Northeast, fresh breeze
Weather: Partly cloudy, warm
Day's Run: 121 miles

And another good days run, this is more like it, certainly beats drifting around flogging sails as we were doing north of the Canaries. As expected the wind has freshened a little and veered into the northeast, looks a lot like the trade wind to me, which meant we had to gybe last night as we were running off to the east too much. The plan from here is to pretty much head south until we cross the ITCZ and get into the southeast trades, then we'll make for the coast of Brazil, about 2,000 miles away..

All is well.

Bob Cat:

You know I am grateful for the fish but . . . this morning's was very small, certainly not enough to live on. I mean, I do appreciate a treat, the delight of crunching on the meat, scales and bones, the bliss of tasting succulent raw flesh and the sublimeness of feeling it all slip down one's throat. But after such a morsel, such a delicacy, the appetite barely whetted for more, and then to have to turn back to a bowl full of dull dry dusty hard tack. No, No. I just can't do it. More fish. . please, please . . send more fish.

I really need to conserve my strength . . . Zzzzzzzz.