Air temp: 71 degrees
Humidity: 90% Barometer: 1020 mb and steady
Speed: 4-5 knots Course: 350 degrees True
Noon to noon distance made in nautical miles for the last 24 hours: 64 miles
Point of Sail: Stbd. Close reach
Wind speed: North at 8-10 knots
Swells: Northeast at 6 ft.
Noon Latitude: 39 deg 07′ N (Same latitude as Fort Bragg Ca, but 1500 miles west of it) Noon Longitude: 153 deg 05′ W
Camanoe’s fish count since Maui: Flying fish – 6 Squid – 0
Breakfast today: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Lunch today: Steak and rice burrito, apple, granola bar, and 3 rice cakes
Dinner tonight: Spaghetti with Dave’s awesome red sauce(shh….it comes in a box)
As per the weatherfax and grib files the wind has shifted slightly to the northeast enabling us to head almost due north. Nice. We are making decent headway and will continue on this course for as long as the weather gods allow us. I’m still 50/50 on where my landfall will be; either San Francisco or Canada. Either way, I still need to head north over the high in order to catch the westerlies. Or at the very least head higher north to make up for the ground I will lose heading east to San Francisco, if I decide to go that way.
The weather is getting colder and the skies are staying overcast on a continual basis. Today has been nice though. The seas have been 2-3 feet for most of the day. It’s been a smooth and comfortable ride north.
There is definitely a one knot south setting current out here. This morning the wind died for five hours forcing me to drop the sails and drift. In five hours we were set over five miles to the south.