South Africa to the Caribbean day 32
Our position at 10.00 (11.00 GMT) Tuesday 21st February was 14 08S
on a course of 292T
Our 24 hour run from 10.00 yesterday to 10.00 today was 142 miles. We have 1450 miles to go to Fernando de Noronha.
We’ve had quite a lot of squally showers over the last 24 hours. Fortunately they haven’t brought strong winds but instead suck the wind away. The wind is still coming from the south east and varies between 10 to 18kts. The twizzle is still rigged and is the best downwind option for us. Our speed was between 5 and 7kts for most of the day but overnight we slowed down in the squalls and this morning were only doing 3kts for a time and I was tempted to put the engine on but back up to 5.2kts now.
I did my net this morning, Antares are about 30 miles to the west of us, Ganash is about 70 miles to our north east, Marieke is about 30 miles behind us and Norsa and Solstice are about 40 miles behind. All is well with everyone. In the evening we have the G&T net which is the gossip and tales net. I usually have a ‘G&T’ disguised as a cup of tea!
So that’s it, quite boring really but rather that than storms. I made a chicken curry last night with some Thai green curry paste that was really strong.
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