Monday, April 11th, 2016
The front came through as expected over night last night, force
7 winds and some big swell, but hove-to the ship handled the weather easily and it had already started to lay down again by this morning.
Soon we’ll fire up the main engine and push north while the winds are light. Kevin and Bronwyn were our Sunday cooks today; they did a good job of getting plenty of hot food out on time, and more impressively keeping the galley tidy in the roll. All’s well.
SHIP’S WORK: Sunday at sea
FROM: St George, Bermuda
TOWARDS: Lunenburg, NS, Canada
TIME ZONE: ZD+3
NOON POSITION: 33°47.5’N /066°25.4’W
DAYS RUN: 30nm
PASSAGE LOG: 95nm
DISTANCE REMAINING: 645nm
COURSE AND SPEED: Hove to with the helm lashed down, drifting about 055°T at about a knot and a half
WIND: Force 6, North by West
WEATHER: 5/8 cloud cover (strato cumulus, cumulus), air temp 60F (16°C), sea temp 69F (20°C), barometer reading 1025 millibars, visibility good
SWELL HEIGHT & DIRECTION: approx 5 feet, WSW
SAILS SET: Lower topsails and lower staysails.