Day 7: Gone with the wind

We had good wind most of the day yesterday, which made for solid sailing but it slowed dramatically overnight and, consequently, so did we. We ended up motoring for 6 hours this morning. Now we’re back in the wind and moving along at about 6.5 knots. The seas are cooperating and keeping the ride fairly comfy, enough at least for the occasional bird visitor to land for a brief respite from fishing (something they seem to do better than us as we’ve had no luck so far). We’ve seen two large ships and one oil platform. Two flying fish have given their lives for a chance to see our deck. Other than that, the marine life has been scarce. If the wind holds we hope to make landfall sometime this weekend.

Current location: Lat 01 35.605N Long 085 02.491W
Distance traveled: 135 NM

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