Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 3 - Enough squalls all ready!

Moondance Stats:
LATITUDE: 08-23.71S; LONGITUDE: 147-40.57W
COURSE: 352T; SPEED: 4.2
DISTANCE TO KONA, HAWAII: 1858m (approximate)
24 HOUR RUN: 121m

And all is well on board.

Well, I shouldn't complain, we had a beautiful sail yesterday - just wish it had lasted longer. About 4 am this morning, we got pelted with squalls - lots of them in all shapes, sizes, intensity, and duration. And they didn't quit until 9 am. So we spent 5 hours taking sails down, putting sails back up, adjusting and trimming, and not sleeping much. But, all is better now. The seas are still confused and lumpy, but the sun is shining and our clothes are drying out.

Hopefully, we will have a nice quiet sail this evening. We need to catch up on our sleep and dishes - hah! Plus, make up some miles. Those squalls really slowed us down!

PS: Last night, we passed our 5,000 mile mark - the distance we have traveled since leaving Mexico and heading to French Polynesia. Pretty amazing!

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Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the angry waters maybe if you threw a sacrifice over board (not Doug) the wind gods will be calmer I hope you have a more pleasant next few days and get to catch up on your sleep Love Mom

Heather on Meerkat said...

Be safe. Be dry. Hope you catch some fish. Glad the genset is working - yay for hot showers!!