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Day’s Run – 23 March, 2016

Saw whales blow off the starboard bows this afternoon – we didn’t get close enough to identify them, but it seemed like there were more than one.  We sailed between the islands of St Kitts and St Eustatius mid-afternoon, they looked very pretty all green in the sunshine. Donald is happy we’re close enough to see the islands properly after a couple of days sailing further off when they were just faint blue smudges on the horizon.

Jamie at the helm

Jamie at the helm

SHIP’S WORK: Ratlines in mizzen topmast and fore lower shroud, paint wooden boat project KARL: two coats of topcoat on the hull; spot tar and oil at deck level, sailmaking.

 

FROM: St Georges, Grenada

TOWARDS: Sandy Ground Bay, Anguilla

TIME ZONE: ZD+4

NOON POSITION: 17°14.7’N /062°48.7’W

DAYS RUN: 109nm

PASSAGE LOG: 324nm

DISTANCE REMAINING: 75nm

COURSE AND SPEED: North West by North, 1/2 North(CMGT 326°T)

WIND: Force 4, East by North

WEATHER: 3/8 cloud cover (cumulus), air temp 80F (27°C), barometer reading 1021 millibars, visibility good

SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 3 feet, East North East

SAILS SET: Square sails to the royals, fore topmast staysail, mizzen topmast staysail, main t’gallant staysail and inner jib, braced up on a starboard tack.

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