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Day’s Run – December 2nd

BOUND FROM: Rodrigues Island, Mauritius, Indian Ocean
TOWARDS: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean
TIME ZONE: GMT +4
NOON POSITION: 20°01.1’S / 062°29.4’E
DAYS RUN: 65nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 65nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 409nm
COURSE AND SPEED: NW 276T, 2.9 knots
WIND: Wind Force 1-2, NE
WEATHER: fair, 1/8 cloud, visibility excellent, barometer 1016.5 millibars and steady
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: NExE 0.5m
SAILS SET: All sails set
REMARKS: First full day at sea after a delightful visit to Rodrigues Island where we waited out a Tropical Storm. Now the weather is sunny and light and seas are small and blue. Bosun’s chair workshop this afternoon – everyone got a turn to hoist themselves up and tie the self-tending hitch for lowering themselves most safely. And we just saw whales blowing off the starboard quarter – the first this passage.

Elias in a bosun's chair
Elias in a bosun’s chair

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