Air temp: 72 degrees
Humidity: 76% Barometer: 1017 mb and steady
Speed: 5 knots Course: 260 degrees magnetic
Distance Left to Hilo Hawaii: 1458 miles left
Point of Sail: Stbd. beam reach pointed torwards Hawaii
Wind speed: North 12 knots
Swells: From the North at 5-6 ft.
Camanoe’s fish count: Flying fish – 15 Squid – 6
Camanoe is still on course, trucking along. The wind and swells have been threatening to shift to the east all day causing variable wind and variable swells. The swells have been hitting us on the beam and the stern quarter causing us to lift up on the stern then kind of do a half ass yawl as a confused Windy corrects course, rolling Camanoe the whole time. For awhile the headsail was poled out. Most of the day has been spent watching the sails and the wind vane. It will be nice when the wind and swells veer around to the stern pushing us straight to Hawaii.
We had Hot, Buttered Rums last night on Camanoe. They were good. We had to substitute brown sugar for powdered sugar and cinnamon for nutmeg, but it was damn good. Next time I will use less rum and more water, because after one of them I had to sit down. It wasn’t safe for me to walk around the boat while it was pitching and yawing. I can imagine having them on a cold, windy night while standing watch on the way to the Pacific Northwest. They taste very similar to butterscotch candy.