Monday, December 21st, 2015
It was the final ditty bag workshop today: fitting the wooden bottom and splicing on a becket for the handle and there you have it: a properly made canvas bag to keep your ditties in. The night watches started baking overnight tonight – got to lay in plenty of cookies and treats for Christmas!
SHIP’S WORK: Spot paint tropical blue in port breezeway, ratlines, Flemish horse overhaul continues, continue to slush rig, varnish chart house door and port rail, another coat of primer on windless rocker.
TOWARDS: La Gomera, Canary Islands
TIME ZONE: GMT
NOON POSITION: 29°15.5’N /014°08.9’W
DAYS RUN: 112nm
PASSAGE LOG: 270nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 182nm
COURSE AND SPEED: Steering full and by the wind (CMGT 318°T)
WIND: Force 1, W
WEATHER: 1/8 cloud and light haze, air temp 72F (22°C), barometer reading 1027 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 1 foot, SE
SAILS SET: Everything set: square sails to the royals, inner jib, outer jib, main t’gallant staysail, fore and mizzen topmast staysails, and the spanker.