Light Winds

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Wed 23 Sep 2015 20:21
Noon Position: 39 49.0 N 125 08.1 W
Course: east sou' east Speed: 3 knots
Wind: north, F2-3 gentle breeze
Sea: slight Swell: north, 1 meter
Weather: sunny, mild
Days run: 118

The winds have eased overnight such that the Australian flag hanging on the backstay can barely be bothered to lift itself. Nonetheless, there is sufficient breeze to keep the sails mostly full. The mainsail slats on a regular basis, but the seas have died down along with the breeze. We are rolling only gently so the slatting, while regular, is not too heavy and is tolerable. The winds are forecast to remain light for the next couple of days, so we won't be posting any more runs like yesterdays for the rest of this passage.

But we are content. The cat sleeps, his tummy full, there is some wind, the sails, like RC's tummy, are full (most of the time), we are making way, the sky is clear, the sun is shining, the sea is smooth and blue with nary a white cap in sight, and some Californian mountains can be seen poking there peaks above the eastern horizon.

All is well.