Day's Run

Day’s Run – 13 January, 2019

How lucky we are to have a Sunday at Sea during our four-day passage from Rodrigues to Reunion! Sundays are sacred for sailors, a day to catch up on personal projects, reading, as well as sleep. With all ship’s work ceased, the ship’s decks have a pleasant calm washed over them. This morning’s breakfast was prepared by Jack, Nic and Kimba: delicious eggs with green and red peppers, blueberry oatmeal and a variety of fruit; apples, pineapple, dragon fruit and passion fruit. The well deck this morning was filled with shipmates hand washing and hanging their laundry to dry. Engineer Deyan constructed a fancy new shelf for his bunk, and Anders gleefully completed making his personal roping/sewing sailmaker’s palm and went straight into stitching his sea bag, while six-year-old Dawson educated the crew members lounging on the aloha deck about what a mammal is. After lunch, the crew were able to cool off with a refreshing power shower. It’s rather hot today, with little to no breeze cooling us down on deck most of us are seeking shade when we can or sporting ever so stylish large hats to protect us from the sun. This evening at 1700 the Captain will host a discussion on Reunion, to brief the crew on docking as well as what the island entails and his personal recommendations on what to see and do on the French colonial Indian Ocean island.
From: Rodrigues

Towards: Reunion

Date: Sunday, January 13th, 2019

Noon Position: 20°56.2’S x 058°18.0′ E

Course + Speed: NW + 6

Weather: Hot, sunny

Day’s Run: 110.9 nm

Passage Log: 301.9 nm

Distance to Port: 168.3 nm

Voyage: 17496.5 nm

Sails Set: All square sails are set