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Day’s Run – 6 October, 2018

We sail along on a port tack, calmly through the South Pacific seas, with light winds today. Bustling crew members on deck work under the bright tropical sun; it’s a contest who can sport the biggest hat. The shroud seizings are being painted a fresh coat of white, to Niko’s enjoyment the foremast is being rust busted, and the sailmaker has had an abundance of assistants helping to seam together the main topmast staysail. Our second day out at sea after a long stay in Fiji, it feels as though everyone is settling back into their ship life once again. It’s refreshing to be surrounded by nothing but blue blue ocean, for as far as the eye can see. In port, we separate as a group: two watches are able to go ashore while the third remains on the ship. With the added distractions of technology, family and friends at home, the crew disperses, physically and mentally. When at sea we come together as a group, working with one another, laughing and playing, all while we sail this 180′ three-masted barque through the South Pacific.

From: Suva, Fiji
Towards: Vanuatu
Date: October 6th, 2018
Noon Position: 17°40.7’S x 174°44.3’E
Course + Speed: W by S + 3.3 knots
Wind direction + Force: SE’ly + 2-3
Swell Height + Direction: 1-2m + Southerly
Weather: Sunny
Day’s Run: 78.3nm
Passage Log: 79.9nm
Distance to Port: 453.6nm
Voyage: 9863.7nm
Sails Set: All square sails, all heads’ls, spanker, main topmast stays’l, main t’gallant stays’l, mizzen topmast stays’l