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At Sea: Dolphins and Bach

June 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Wind came back yesterday morning and we had the “pinkie” up*.  I “had” to hand steer for about 3 hours to keep it full.  Great little patch.  Then the wind was enough for just genoa and has stayed that way giving us a good day’s run.

Like you we have a full moon and I was admiring the seascape at 2am listening to Bach’s St Matthew Passion on the iPod when up came a pod of 20 dolphins and played in the wake.  They get so few boats that they were very excited and stayed a good while!

Position: -4.906,-105.683 at 07:00 local, 14:00 BST Sat 6th June
24hr run:  155 miles by GPS, 158.5 miles through water. (current against us)
2009 miles to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands. ETA at 5 knots: 06:48 GMT 23rd June
Wind: ESE 16  knots Sea: S swell 2m SE swell 1.2m
Sky:  10% cloud cover

*Pinkie is the pink spinnaker

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Favourite Daughter // Jun 7, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    pinkie is my favourite!!!!!

  • 2 kirsty // Jul 4, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Hey just thought I didnt leave my name after that last comment, just to not have anyone confused it’s Kirsty that is the favourite daughter, I dont think Rebecca likes pink, but i guess it doesnt really matter as she is the second favourite and everyone knows that means her likes/dislikes are not important!!!! xx

  • 3 Ken & Reva // Jul 11, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Hi both looks as if you are having a great time
    you all look tanned and in good health but keep of the boose.
    Commetary and photo’s are great Reva sends her best wishes Martyn may be getting in touch.
    Mary happy birthday on 25 July not too much STRUM so keep a clear head. All the best for now and good sailing
    Love Reva & Ken

  • 4 Rodney Hill // Jul 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Hi Dave and Mary

    Can’t believe how quickly time is passing and how far you have travelled. I’m listening to the live Prom broadcast of Bruckner’s 3rd Symphony and catching up with you news. It all seems wonderful.
    Thinking of you in rainswept Blighty!

    Love Rodney and Christopher