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
Just got caught up on your latest passage. Wags, can you believe you gave up all the “Groundhog Days” of cruise just to take your own? And surely you are familiar with the point when the fresh eggs and good vegetables go away and not much is left but oranges. Hopefully you catch some more fish. Also, was happy to hear you watched an old Magnum, p.i. episode. Great Army/Navy episode there although I prefer the classic “Did You See The Sunrise” two-parter.