Blasting down to the Canaries
Sat 7 Oct 2017 12:15
Heavy fog on my watch (22:00 - 01:00). So thick, it was like being in a weird cocoon, feeling like your bolting headlong down a blacked out featureless tunnel with just your arms outstretched. Therein, one trusts to Radar. Mine is the new Raymarine Quantum, Color, Chirp, Wifi, Makes good Tea. While the AIS tells you you where boats are, it's only from those that are transmitting where they are. He who no transmit, is unseen, unless you have a great Tea Maker.
It's so comfortable out here with no wind, no waves, no swell. Lovely. Boring! At least we are playing with all the toys. Aqua generator in use for the first time; set the Hydrovane up (just need a spot of wind to actually use it); testing the watermaker (which I'm trying to recover after not mothballing it properly before prolonged no use); experimenting with wash-down system for Bosun - no, not to wash him down silly, but to wash 'that' down ...
Caught three tuna, threw three tuna back - girth issue.
All goes well.
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