It’s About That Time!!!

Air temp: 70 degrees
Humidity: 70% Barometer: 1024 mb and steady
Speed: 3.5 knots Course: 075 degrees True
Noon to noon distance made in nautical miles for the last 24 hours: 74 miles
Point of Sail: Port Close reach
Wind speed: North at 8 knots
Swells: Northeast at 2-3 ft.
Noon Latitude: 41 deg 2.3′ N (Same latitude as Eureka, CA, but 1500 miles west of it) Noon Longitude: 154 deg 02.9′ W
Camanoe’s fish count since Maui: Flying fish – 7 Squid – 0
Breakfast today: Oatmeal
Lunch today: Spaghetti
Dinner tonight: Organic Whole Mac’n cheese with ham, with dried fruit on the side

It’s about that time. Today has been cold, I had to find my pants. Well, pajama bottoms actually. It is a sad day.

We have been steadily heading Nor-east by east since 0800 this morning when the wind returned. It disappeared yesterday evening so we had to drift through the night with all sails secure. It was nice to not have to deal with sail changes in the middle of the night. On the other hand, it was fairly rolly as we didn’t have the sails to stabilize us.

Around midnight I visually spotted a Japanese fishing vessel off my stern about five miles. Unfortunately, they weren’t running their radar, so my radar detector was useless. I had heard them throughout the day on Ch. 16 on the VHF. I attempted to make contact on the VHF but was ignored, or more then likely they didn’t speak English. Which is probably a good thing because I have a bone to pick with them anyway. 90% of the trash out here is fishing related. Mostly old nets and fishing net floats. Next time, they better hope they see me before I see them, or it’s right in the face!

-CAPT

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