Sep 26, 2018 - Day 39 - 46º08'N 006º43'W to 44º34'N 008º01'W

Summary
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.

Sea Area
Bay of Biscay

Weather
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.

Nautical Log
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

Incidents
none

Sightings
none

Maintenance Log
no entry

Other
no entry

Mileage (over ground)
Today: 111.0 nm
Total: 1.347.8 nm