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Noon Position: 24 23.4 S 168 28.3 E
Course: South West Speed: 5 knots
Wind: East Sou’ East F3-4: gentle to moderate breeze
Sea: slight Swell: South East 1 meters
Weather: partly cloudy, mild
Day’s run: 128 nm

The wind freshened a little yesterday afternoon, to which I handed the drifter and set the genoa in its place. We have averaged about five knots over the last 24 hours so can post a respectable daily run. I have had little to do to attend to Sylph, she sails straight and true, for now, and the forecast looks good for the next few days. I pass my time mostly reading – back into Sartre’s tome on time and being, and, in the way of light relief from Sartre’s turgid prose, dipping into a bit 14th century English literature with “The Life and Times of Chaucer”, “The Poems of Chaucer”, and “Fourteenth Century Verse and Prose”. Interestingly, Gardner states in the introduction to “The Life and Times of Chaucer” that the fundamental medieval problem that Chaucer and his contemporaries were trying to address in their work, quite seriously despite Chaucer’s humorous and urbane style, was “What is the proper use of ‘The World.’?” It would seem to me that we still have not worked that one out.

All is well.