Monday, March 30th, 2015
The green waters surrounding the ship for the last day or two from the Amazon freshwater is back to blue. We had a ‘funky reggae party’ late afternoon on the main hatch to get everyone in the Caribbean mood. Popcorn, juice, colourful outfits and groovy musics, though a mid-party squall sent everyone running to take in sail and we all got thoroughly soaked. Tis a sailor’s life!
SHIPS WORK: Bulwarks are getting scrubbed and fresh white paint, making rigging for our small boats – tiny little wire splices and grommets for the shrouds, bobstay and parralls. Spot painting on the anchor windlass, windlass bars and small boats. Gabe, Nicole and Sian made a new Grenada flag since our last one got a bit shredded. We’re ready to get there now, ETA sometime this weekend depending on wind and current.
BOUND FROM: James Bay, St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
TOWARDS: Grenada, Windward Islands, Caribbean Sea
TIME ZONE: GMT -3
NOON POSITION: 10°39.3’N /059°13.6’W
DAYS RUN: 163 nm
PASSAGE DISTANCE RUN: 3,731 nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 172 nm
COURSE AND SPEED: North North West, Course made good 322° true, 6.9 knots
WIND: Wind Force 5, North East by East
WEATHER: Fair, 4/8 cloud, barometer 1020 millibars and rising slowly, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: East North East 2 m
SAILS SET: All sails set except studdingsails, gaff topsail and flying jib braced up slightly to starboard and with plenty of screw in the yards