The winds have been shifting slightly from NE to ENE still fresh to strong building quite some seas. We are making great time and with a little imagination we can feel that it is getting slightly warmer with every minute in latitude that we sail South. Michelle is feeling miserably, the seas are not dangerously high but high enough to let the boat rock and roll constantly. The dogs are doing great, but they are a little scared trying to stay close to whomever is on free watch.
Bay of Biscay
Nonstop clear skies and full moon. Winds NE to ENE between 5-6 in the early morning, and decreasing to 3-4 in the late night. Seas 3 m at first, over the day decreasing to 2 m in the late evening. Pressure 1029 decreasing to 1024 in the late night. Min. temp.: 18ºC, max. temp.: 20ºC.
00:00 - jib and mizzen are still up, HDG 205 (to get a little more comfortable angle to the seas)
08:40 - hoist main
09:00 - HDG 220
13:00 - motor on (battery charging)
15:00 - motor off
Mileage (over ground)
Today: 111.0 nm
Total: 1.347.8 nm