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Day’s Run – 2 January, 2019

Last night we retarded our ship’s clock an hour, which means we gain an extra hour of sleep! Weather is blissfully perfect, clear blue skies, a fresh cool breeze and radiant sun beaming down on us as we sail west with a steady fair wind and current. The fantastic weather and the steady sailing have us all in an upbeat mood.

Down below decks the engineers worked away on welding projects, only to surface for coffee and water. It’s always a wonder what they do down there. Rigging team, Anne-Laure (of France) and Nic (of Canada), overhauled our fish tackle, which is a tackle for getting the port anchor sorted after it has been hauled up. Lead seaman, Abbey, of North Carolina, worked on replacing the serving on the starboard fore shrouds. Third mate Corey, of Saskatchewan, overhauled the ship’s spare harness, while John-Boy chose to work on his wooden mug during his off time. The sailmakers, John of Massachusetts and Ted of North Carolina, had a tear to repair in the lower stuns’l, once that was complete they moved on to preparing the spanker for roping. The most exciting project of the day is a new cat litter box! Since we have two cats, Fiji and Tigress, we have two litter boxes. These cats do not like each other much so we need two boxes. The carpenters, Carlos and Valerian are working on replacing a worn out plastic box, making a wooden one to match the other, which will look much more ship shape in the end.

From: Bali, Indonesia

Towards: Rodrigues

Date: Wednesday January 2nd, 2019

Noon Position: 18°55.4′ S x 071°48.1’E

Course + Speed: WxN 1/2 N + 5.4 kts

Wind direction + Force: SExS + 4

Swell Height + Direction: 1.5m + SE

Weather: Sunny

Day’s Run: 127.1 nm

Passage Log: 2523.1 nm

Distance to Port: 474.0 nm

Voyage: 16670.1 nm

Sails Set: All sails including stuns’ls

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