Friday, January 4th, 2019
Beautiful rainbow sunrise off our stern this morning. As the sun rose the winds changed veering from South East by East to South East by South. At 0800 we braced square and passed the head sails, putting us on a starboard tack. Helm was rather fun this morning, the helmsman had to be, like always, extremely focused at keeping our ship on course. This can be a rather fun game, having to put three turns on and then immediately take them off as the bow swings in the direction you want her to go. A morning squall rolled through, soaking both cats, neither were very happy about it.
On this morning’s work
The skies have cleared this afternoon, allowing the sailmakers to resume their usual position on the quarterdeck, laying out the new spanker, adding brail patches and tabling. Preparations for port are underway, the overall atmosphere is a happy crew. Happy to be out at sea and thankful for such a wonderful Indian Ocean crossing.
From: Bali, Indonesia
Date: Thursday January 3rd, 2019
Noon Position: 19°20.1’S x 069°39.6’E
Course + Speed: NW by W 1/2 W + 5.1 kts
Wind direction + Force: Easterly + 4 Swell Height + Direction: 2-3m + NE/SE
Weather: Light morning rain, overcast, periods of sun Day’s Run: 122.1 nm
Passage Log: 2,646.6 nm Distance to Port: 352.6 nm
Voyage: 16793.6 nm
Sails Set: All square sails, outer jib, inner jib