Wind Easing

Where Next?
Bob Williams
Mon 18 Jan 2016 21:22
Noon Position: 26 22.4 N 113 50.8 W
Course: South east Speed: 3 knots
Wind: north nor' east F3 gentle breeze
Sea: slight Swell: north-west 1.5 meters
Weather: sunny, mild
Day's run: 127 nm

We continue to make good progress though the winds are starting to become more fitful. Last night I resorted to the drifter for a while, when the winds were so light that I was tempted to motor. The calm only lasted an hour, and as the horizon glowed orange with the dawn, we were broad reaching to a moderate north-east breeze. That has since faded somewhat and now we roll with a jerky motion to a short beam sea, with the mainsail slatting occasionally in light breeze.

All is well.