Day #3 – Slow Going

Air temp: 80 degrees
Humidity: 71% Barometer: 1007 mb
Speed: 5-6 knots Course: 345 degrees magnetic
Miles made good for Hawaii in past 24 hours: 44 miles with 2601 miles left Miles actually sailed in past 24 hours: 83 miles
Point of Sail: Close Hauled Port tack pointed towards Cabo San Lucas Wind speed: West 10-12 knots
Swells: From the west 6-8 ft

Moving along on a port tack close-hauled. Beating into the wind and current. Very slow going. Didn’t cover a great distance in the last 24 hours. We had to heave to last night with a double-reefed mainsail for about seven hours. The wind was on the nose at about 20-25 knots with some very large swells. Hard to guess the size of the swells as it was nighttime. Didn’t see any reason to beat Camanoe or myself up for a few miles. The boat speed slowed down to about 1-1.5 knots when hove to. The swells calmed down as well, but we would still get the occasional large one which would roll me out of my comfortable cockpit seat/bed.

Camanoe is quite the fishermen. So far she has caught seven fish. Four yesterday and then three more this morning. Granted they were all small, flying fish. Less then seven inches in length. I’m still impressed with her skills.

Haven’t seen any other boats in two days. The C.A.R.D (radar detector) goes off quite a bit, but all of the vessels are out of sight. Still, it’s a nice feeling to know it works.



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