Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 17

Today's readings:
Distance traveled since yesterday:  112
Distance to destination:  2,585
A big improvement occurred today: Dick rigged a way to tie the wheel. Once the sails were balanced and the wheel tied, it was possible to be on watch, sit on a cockpit cushion and read while the boat steered itself. Every 15 minutes, you had take a good look at the horizon, searching for freighters that might be coming your way. Result: a noticeable reduction in physical exhaustion.
The sea state moderated somewhat, not as much rocking and rolling, not as much water getting into the boat. And then the wind died. But I thought we were in the trade winds.

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