POSITION REPORT ON TUESDAY 6 MARCH 2018
POSITION REPORT ON TUESDAY 6 MARCH 2018 AT 0700
So far we've done 1,250 miles with 560 miles to go to Jacaré, Brazil. We did 125 miles in the last 24 hours. We have 10% cloud cover and 8-12 knot ESE winds. We’re sailing wing-on-wing doing 5 knots with a 1 metre swell. Here's what we did yesterday and overnight.
5 March 2018 St Helena to Brazil (Day 10)
Dawn brought us yet another fabulous day. The shipping is increasing and Glenys actually saw a big tanker on the horizon just after sunrise. It looks like we’ll be crossing the Great Circle route tomorrow.
We had another quiet day. I spent most of the morning down below, editing photos and getting ready for some serious Internet action when we get to Brazil. We’re going to put the boat up for sale on various websites and we need to organise a trip back to the UK in July. Also, we need to get more up to date information about French Guiana and Guyana, which we plan to visit when we leave Brazil.
I was allowed to put out the fishing lines today, but no joy. The highlight of the day was cutting my hair - 10 minutes with a ½” hair trimmer, job sorted.
The moon didn’t come up until after 22:00, so my 7-10 watch was a dark one. However, the sky was clear and the stars were impressive. Around midnight, a huge bank of clouds messed up the wind, altering the direction and strength for a couple of hours. Eventually, I gave up changing sails and turned on the engine for an hour until the clouds had buggered off. The rest of the night was peaceful.