Dec 04, 2018 - Day 109 - 32º23'N 010º26'W to 31º19'N 011º22'W

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Summary
Another day at sea with nothing but water in our 360º sight. In the afternoon we see another sailboat at the horizon headed a similar course. We will sail “together” for a couple of days but not see more of each other than the sails sitting on the horizon or the navigation lights at night. We do not know the name of the boat or the crew neither where they were headed eventually, but we felt a strange way of togetherness for the couple of days we “met.”

Sea Area
Atlantic Ocean, Casablanca/Agadir (ref. Spanish maritime zones)

Weather
Clear all day. Winds from ESE with 1-2 Bft, then temporarily shifting to SW over SE, in the afternoon shifting to NE over NW and N, increasing to 3 Bft. Seas 1 m, temporarily increasing 2 m. Pressure between 1019 and 1020 HPa all day. Min. temp.: 18ºC, max. temp. 24ºC.

Nautical Log
main sail set, motor on, HDG 215
05:20 - genoa set, motor off
06:10 - genoa reefed away, motor on
13:35 - motor off
13:40 - genoa set
13:50 - autopilot set to wind angle 135º Stbd ~HDG 215
14:00 - HDG 218/COG 218
14:30 - mizzen set
15:00 - HDG 235/COG 232
16:00 - HDG 235/COG 235 - 3,1 kts
17:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 125º Stbd/COG 260 - 3,6 kts
18:00 - HDG 255/COG 255 - 3,7 kts
20:00 - autopilot set to wind angle 130º Port/COG 198 - 3,3 kts
21:00 - COG 196 - 2,9 kts
22:00 - COG 185 - 2,8 kts
22:15 - motor on
22:20 - genoa reefed away, HDG 210
23:00 - HDG 180 - 3,3 kts
23:20 - genoa set, autopilot set to wind angle 135º Port/COG 185
24:00 - COG 185 - 3,3 kts

Incidents
none

Sightings
14:00… - unknown S/V bearing 325º, estimated distance 8 nm

Maintenance Log
Diesel: 269 l (tank and canisters)
Water: 114 l (tank only)

Other
none

Mileage (over ground):
Today: 84,8 nm
Total: 2.541,8 nm