Day 16 - Tatt av vinden - 1800 UTC

Tatt av vinden
Bjørn Larsen
Sun 29 Apr 2018 18:23
Position: 8:49.6 S 124:37.5 W
COG: 250
SOG: 5.3 kn
Current: 0.9/ 55 gr. That means that we have the current against us, and have had it the whole night.
Sea temperature: 26.9 C
Waves: 1,5 – 2 m
Wind: ca 15 kn ESE.
Sailed last 24 hours: 133 nm.
Distance to Fatu Hiva: 842 nm
Weather: Very nice now, and a fantastic night, even dry.
The moolit sky was the best and prettiest I have seen, said Bjørn this morning. Or maybe it waqs just his inner feelings for the sailing that came out? But the moonlightwas fantastic. Nearly full moon that gave light all night until the sun came back. When the sun rises behind the clouds in the horizon, the clouds are gray just until sunrise, and the they get these golden edges, and glowes for half an hour or so. Then the sun dries up the mist clouds, and we have thei nice weather that we have enjoyed for a week or so now.
Yesterday a dorado of 2,5 - 3 kg took our lure.  It came all the way to the bathing plattform, then we lost it. Shit! We filmed it so we have the proof, though through the wide angle lens of the go pro it may look small.
This morning Anne Sofie and Eva saw four whales not very far away. Birds do we see every day.