Air temp: 82 degrees
Humidity: 65% Barometer: 1020 mb and steady
Speed: 4.0 knots Course: 055-060 degrees True
Noon to noon distance made in nautical miles for the last 24 hours: 98 miles
Point of Sail: Port Close reach with Genoa and full main
Wind speed: North at 8 knots
Swells: North at 3-4 ft.
Noon Latitude: 35 deg 56′ N (Same latitude as Point Sur) Noon Longitude: 154 deg 12′ W Camanoe’s fish count since Maui: Flying fish – 6 Squid – 0
Breakfast today: 2 instant oatmeal packets bananas and creme and 1 small bowl of Mahi Mahi Ceviche(so good) with crackers
Lunch today: 1 extra large bowl of Cabbage and sausage with rice. So spicy! And a Deliciously cold Mango.
Dinner tonight: Cabbage and sausage with rice accompanied by Vanilla yogurt for dessert
I’m definitely feeling the effects of the Pacific High. According to the surface analysis, it is situated almost due west of me. In fact, I’m surrounded by almost four high pressure systems, one in each quadrant relative to me. Basically, I’m surrounded. There is a light wind of 6-10 knots from the north. Unfortunately, the swells and current are also from the north, so Camanoe is beating as close as she can to the wind, about 40-45 degrees off of it. But, thanks to the swells and current, we’re heading more like 55-60 degrees on either tack. For every one mile I make north, I’m making 1.5 miles east or west. We are going to be here for awhile. We covered 98 miles in the last 24 hours, but only 30 of those were north, the rest was tacking back and forth. I don’t see any weather systems shaping up in the near future, which will help our northing. So I will probably be doing this for awhile. No worries, it’s nice sailing. The sun is out and it’s a beautiful day.