Day 16: Battle for the North
Strong winds (20+ kts) and confused, lumpy seas have returned over the past twelve hours. With a reefed headsail and a triple-reefed mainsail we’re still managing a speed of 7 kts. Unfortunately the winds are insidiously pushing us more south than we need to be so we’re anticipating a necessary jibe sometime over the next couple of days to regain our northerly ground. Other than that, all is well.
Breakfast: Farewell to Eggs – eggs (the last ones), bacon, toast, coffee
Lunch: EMFH (basically, brownies)
Dinner: Ploughman’s plate of meat, cheese and olives
Evening entertainment: “Saving Silverman”
Current location: Lat 09 16.748S Long 129 35.147W
Distance traveled: 182 NM