Day 9: The sun’ll come out tomorrow?
Over the last couple of days we’ve had a consistent 15-20 kts of wind. That would be perfect if it weren’t for the higher gusts, which tend to make the boat corkscrew. We’ve reefed our mainsail to about half and are flying the full jib, although last night we reduced that to about half, as well, as we were seeing gusts of 25-30 kts. The seas have built over the last two days and are now 3-4 meters and quite confused, meaning we are constantly rolling from side to side. No danger, but it’s very uncomfortable and, frankly, more than a little bit annoying. On top of that it’s grey and overcast. We’re hoping the sun will come out and things will smooth out soon.
Breakfast: Tart cherry Seattle scones with butter, jam and honey, coffee
Lunch: EMFH (every man for him/her self)
Dinner: Locally sourced AMERICAN caught Mahi-mahi sashimi with a side of rice and soy/wasabi dipping sauce, miso soup
Evening entertainment: “National Lampoon’s Vacation” (what’s more American than a good road trip?!)
Current location: Lat 06 43.563S Long 113 01.159W
Distance traveled: 184 NM