Monday, January 7th, 2019
The stars aligned for us, we’ve been granted another Sunday at Sea! The swells rise 2-3 meters on our stern as we head North by West. Being that we’re 60 nautical miles off the coast of Rodrigues, we sail along at 4 knots in the home stretch. Intending on arriving at the small island that’s part of the country of Mauritius tomorrow morning, today the crew reorganize their personal belongings, catch up on reading and rest.
Hot, hot day on deck at high noon has caused the crew to relax below decks, where the air is cool and the sun is obstructed. The deck has an amazingly calm, quiet feel to it, different than the usual hustle and bustle of the week. That hasn’t stopped our crew members from fiddling with projects: Ted works on reviewing his knots, today he is mastering the wall and crown knot; Carlos sits on the fo’c’sle head line locker drawing construction plans for his home in Canada; and James sharpens his knife, a much needed and long overdue task.
This afternoon we will be able to cool off with a refreshing power shower! A great way to end off a fantastic 29-day passage. We couldn’t have asked for better sailing, weather and crew. It’s been a wonderful start to the new year.
From: Bali, Indonesia
Date: Sunday January 6th, 2018
Noon Position: 19°15.6’S x 064°24.5’E
Course + Speed: N by W 1/2 W + 4.1 kts
Wind direction + Force: E by N + 4
Swell Height + Direction: 2m + E,SE,NE
Weather: Hot, sunny
Day’s Run: 95.0 nm
Passage Log: 2954.5 nm
Distance to Port: 60.2 nm
Voyage: 17101.5 nm
Sails Set: Upper tops’ls, lower tops’ls, inner and outer jib