Beautiful day, the huge waves are gone, the sun is shining bright, the wind is a very light 10kn, we are just ghosting along.
SailMail is how we get emails and weather reports has been giving us fits lately. Mostly because we have been over using it, we are supposed to be allowed only 30 mins a day, but each email is taking like 3-5 mins to get delivered on slow connections. Now that its real early in the AM, I can get a fast connection but we are over our time limit. So that means no more weather reports till our ban is lifted. Also means no updates to friends and families.
We are 500 miles from shore and you would think you are on lake austin at night its so smooth out here you could go bare-footing. The bio-luminesce behind the boat is really cool, green fireworks show that follows us along and off the bows as they move through the water.
Great day for all crew, breakfast tacos, samiches, and brochette for dinner.
Took the opportunity to fix a few things that had broken earlier in the rougher weather. Topping lift is back to new, no more rope tied together, Marvin’s long arms allowed him to reach the end of the boom with out some boom balancing that I was going to try. Also, fixed they lazy jacks that had come undone a couple nights ago, another trip up the mast to get the wayward lazy jack. Now the main sail can fall back into the bag where it belongs.
Also hooked up AIS so we can see the ships close by, using a Simrad AI50, nifty little device. Just a temporary hook up its working quite nicely spoted a few ships out here, but nothing closer than 15 miles so far
All in all a great day and crew is resting peacefully with no waves or wind at this time, just the drone of one engine pushing us along, hoping that tomorrow brings favorable winds and access to SailMail.
Course over ground: 255 Speed over ground: 4.7kn Total miles through water: 1037 Miles to destination: 2030 kn if we were a bird.