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Day’s Run – 25 April 2019

A good day at sea today. We had a discussion on the nature of Grenada and the islands last night. Tonight we will see the amazing film by Alexis Andrews about wooden boat building in Carriacou. The building of 40 and 50 sloops for fishing, trading (and smuggling at one time) and also schooners. I sailed in these vessels as a young guy. The film is called Vanishing Sail and it is lyrical and priceless.

Date:  April 25, 2019

From: St Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean

Towards: Grenada, West Indies

Noon position: 09°-11′ North Latitude / 058°-17′ West Longitude

Course and speed: NWly at 5-6 knots under all plain sail

Wind force and direction: force 3+ easterly winds

Seas/swell: steady organized ENEly seas of 1-2 metres

Barometer: 1017 and rising

Sky: sunny, partly cloudy, very nice

Water temperature: 27.3C – 81F

Distance made good in 24 hours: 132 nautical miles

Passage log: 3,428 nautical miles

Voyage log: 25,230 nautical miles

Distance to next port: 257 nautical miles as the lads and lasses have our tow-rope

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