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Day’s Run – 10 February 2019

Making some time here in this Agulhas Current. Making 11 knots. That’s some fast for this ol’ barko. Lots of ships to be seen headed for the Cape or away. Huge 1,200 foot long tankers with almost 200 foot beams. You could set this ship on deck athwartships and no bits would hang over the sides. We have seen albatross, sharks and whales still. Seas and sky are gray. Swells are less but remain confused. In a few hours when due south of Cape Recife we will lose this current and slow down plenty. We shall enjoy it while it lasts. In international news, ship’s boy Dawson lost his first tooth. A fine chicken curry today for lunch made by Ted and his gang.

From: Reunion

Towards: Cape Town, South Africa

Date: Sun Feb 10, 2019

Noon Position: 33-49’S x 027° 32’E

Course + Speed: 250 T at 11 knots

Wind direction + Force: SW at Force 5

Swell Height + Direction: moderate SW 2-4 metre swell

Weather: cool, overcast, rainy, visibility under 5 miles

Day’s Run: 220 nautical miles

Distance to Port: about 500 nautical miles

Voyage: 19,247 miles

Sails Set: lower topsails, fore topmast staysail, main topmast staysail, spanker, main engine

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