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Day’s Run – December 23

BOUND FROM: Reunion Island, France, Indian Ocean
TOWARDS: Cape Town, South Africa, Atlantic Ocean
TIME ZONE: GMT +4
NOON POSITION: 28°40.4’S /039°15.4’E
DAYS RUN: 101nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 1,032nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 1,173nm WIND: Wind Force 2, SSE
WEATHER: fair, 3/8 cloud, visibility very good, barometer 1019 millibars
and steady
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: SWxW 1m
SAILS SET: All sails set
SHIPS WORK: Got fresh paint aft on the coffee station and stanchions, and primer on monomoy floor boards. Greased the t’gallant mast, sanded and tarred the quarterdeck planks, replaced the main topmast staysail halyard turning block, replaced port main brace lift, finished servicing and sent up starboard main upper topsail footrope.
REMARKS: We set up the Christmas tree on the hatch today, and decked the halls with paper chains and baubles. Getting ready for Christmas!

Decorating the tree

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