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Day’s Run – April 12, 2019

Motoring now. Pretty calm. Big squalls last night. Head winds coming out of the west so we hove to. Saw no reason to sail back to Africa, as charming a land as it is. Torrential downpours. Sunny now. In the calms while steaming we loosed all sail to dry and just furled it. Drying out all around. I had a nice Captain’s dinner in the mess last night with Suzi, Brian, Dirk and John G. Looks like we will be motoring for a few hundred miles through calms. Now steering for a point south of Fernando de Noronha in order to catch the current along the coast.

Date: April 12, 2019

From: St Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean

Towards: Grenada, Windward Isles, Eastern Caribbean of the West Indies

Noon position: 04-48S / 027-07W we are now 312 nautical miles east of Fernando de Noronha

Course and speed: WxN or 280 degrees at 7 knots

Wind force and direction: East and light at Force 2

Seas/swell: moderate seas of 1+ metre from the east and SE. Also a northerly swell. Pretty smooth

Barometer: 1015 steady – we are headed towards lower pressure in general but not towards any storm

Sky: cloudy and squally earlier today – nice clear skies now

Water temperature: 29C – 84F

Distance made good in 24 hours: 80 nautical miles

Passage log: 1,508 nautical miles

Voyage log: 23,566 nautical miles

Distance to next port: 2,300 nautical miles as the frigate bird flies

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