Bermuda to the Azores – day 12
Our position at 10:00 (12:00 GMT) Wednesday 13th June
38 42 North halfway between the US and the UK
035 21 West 3 steps today.
We have a 318 miles to go to the anchorage in Horta in the Azores and our 24 hour run from 10:00 yesterday to 10:00 this morning was a much better 149 miles. Happy bunnies today.
We’ve sailed non stop for 34 hours now with the twizzle rigged (which will be for sale when we get home)
The wind has varied from F3 to F4 south westerly so perfect downwind sailing. Our speed has been from 5.5 to 7.5kts and anything in between. The sun is shinning, no rain for about 3 days and all is happiness on board Camomile. Should be in Friday and there’s a glass or 3 of cold white wine waiting there for me. (We don’t drink on passage)
I had a strange phenomenon happen yesterday. In the last few days our latitude (heading north) has crept up from 36 to 37 to 38 north while our longitude (heading east) has gone from 040 to 037 to 035 today. Yesterday afternoon our position was 37 49N and 37 49W, isn’t that strange?
We had what I call a slob dinner last night. Mashed potatoes, baked beans, sausages and a fried egg on top. Lovely jubbly.
I’ve given up marine traffic. It’s not working apparently so I’m obviously doing something wrong.
Thanks to my sister who is posting these twitterings on Facebook but I can’t see your replies, I’ll look forward to reading them when we get into port.
All’s well on board.