Friday, December 18th, 2015
After a wonderful 6-day port stop in Morocco, we hauled up the anchor and got underway this morning, bound for our Christmas port in the Canary Islands, a little over four hundred nautical miles away.
SHIP’S WORK: Continue to slush the rig, install new main topmast staysail halyard strop, continue overhauling flemish horses, chip & prep and prime windlass rocker, spot paint tropical blue in port breezeway, clean Sea Never Dry and the skiff. Work on two new dutchmen in the quarter deck.
Abandon ship drill: it took a little under five minutes for all hands to muster with gear per the station bill and wearing cold-water immersion suits.
TOWARDS: La Gomera, Canary Islands
TIME ZONE: GMT
NOON POSITION: 31°22’N /010°04’W
DAYS RUN: 17nm
PASSAGE LOG: 17nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 426nm
COURSE AND SPEED: SW 1/2W (240°T)
WEATHER: 3/8 cloud cover (cirrus, cumulus), air temp 68F (20°C), barometer reading 1030 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: 1 foot, W
SAILS SET: We are steaming to make our first deadline of this voyage: the leg change in the Canaries.