Total miles sailed so far=848 nm.
Miles left to go=1,352 nm.
Top speed so far =11 kts.
Today sailed abeam of Isla Del Cocos just 64 nm to the East of me. Tropical storm “Tina has dissipated and the remnants are moving off to the west, sometimes departing 4-days later can be a blessing.
I could hear Debbie cheering all the way out here when the Seattle SeaHawks beat the New England Patriots. Just to let you all know she is missed not being out here very very much. She hopes to sail with me next year for a few months along the Gold Coast of Mexico if she can find the time away from all the grand kids.
The ITCZ [ Tropical convergence zone] is just ahead of me and we will be seeing squalls with rain and possibly lightning for the next several hundred miles. This will also mean slower progress most likely.
It seems I twisted my back pretty bad that first day out and I have been suffering with that for the past few days but now today seems somewhat better. I don’t think I will be doing the “Boot Scooting Buggie” anytime real soon though.
It just seems so hard when a young kid resides in this “old guy’s” body. Possibly a shot of “rum” might help!
Love that AIS, as the alarm went of before a large ship crossed within 5-miles of my bow.
24 hr.Run=120 nm.
Current lead appears to be 128nm.
Now the fun begins as the winds are dying and the squalls are showing up, not to mention the wind direction over the next few days looks to be NW-10 kts.
It is nice to be sailing with a boom on the main sail and a Genoa that has no tears or patches.
David is flying his repaired Genoa he calls “Rocky” and is starting to make better time once again. He had to alter course about dusk to keep from hitting some floating debris with birds setting on it. David seems to be truly having a good time out here and its great to have someone to talk to twice a day as well.
Just out here plugging along.