Time: 0019 (Nearly on time!)
ETA: 46hrs 00mins
The weather forecasters at buoyweather.com get
todays prize. The wind and waves have been pretty well exactly what they
predicted. We are now in almost zero wind, with the swell reducing, and
almost no wind waves. The currents we have been experiencing are
associated the full moon tides. When the tide is in flood we pick up about
1 to1.5 kts, and when it is ebbing the reverse. We have made good speed all
afternoon with the reducing swell we lifted the remaining stabiliser at midnight
(hence the late report) , which has allowed us to increase speed to over
8kts with a power reduction.
Saw 2 amazing birds today - Frigate birds we
think. They saw us and came traight at us, we presume, because with
the booms out we look like a local fishing boat. They made a couple
of very close, graceful flybyes then moved off. Their flying style
looked effortless, just using the wind and waves to soar and skim.