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At sea: Salt water on the seats

September 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Over night we had 25 knots which was bringing the occasional splash over into the cockpit so no dozing up on deck!

Wind has dropped now to 18 knots and its excellent trade wind sailing.

I have just finished Berth Leonards’s Blue Horizons which paints vivid pictures of what its like to cruise the higher latitudes – Scotland, Iceland, Chile, the South Island of New Zealand and Alaska.  Food for thought!  Will it ever get past the thought stage? Probably not!

Just about to start Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Hopefully we will get to see his house on Samoa.

Position: 15°35’S 159°39’W [-15.592,-159.653] at local 16:00, GMT 02:00 September 14th
24hr run:  172 miles by GPS,  166 miles through water.
713 miles to Apia, Samoa. ETA at 6 knots: 14:50 18th September local  time
Wind: ESE 18 knots Sea: ESE swell 1.8m
Sky:  60% cloud cover

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg