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At sea: Baking on the starboard tack

November 9th, 2009 · No Comments

Now in the SW airflow and the adverse current.  Made as much west as possible overnight hence poor progress towards Opua.  Tacked at 10:00 local time and making good progress but need a wind shift into west to get into Opua without tacking.

Mary and Kirsty have excelled themselves with baking.  They don’t get thrown across the galley on starboard tack so despite it being boisterous and close hauled a succession of delicious cakes and breads were worth coming.  All made with oat flour which they grind from porridge oats with a small electric food chopper Started with chocolate cookies, then chocolate fairy cakes, another two trays of oat cakes and then some bread.  Pretty impressive!  High tea was very good – hot sunshine in the cockpit as well.

Position: 31°5’S 173°55’E [-31.077,173.911] at local 16:00, GMT 03:00 November 9th
24hr run: 87 miles by GPS towards opua, 122.1 miles through water.
255 miles to Opua, NZ. ETA at 5 knots: 19:15 wed 11th November local  time
Wind: SSW 20 knots Sea: SW short sea 1.0m
Sky:  25% cloud cover

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg