Day 14 from Tahiti to Honolulu

Saturday 30th June 2012

Consistent NE Trades (around 18-19 knots) all day, making for good,fast sailing, but heeled often and seas still tossing us around at times so having to take great care moving around.

Dull, grey clouds cleared away soon after dawn, to be replaced, after a nice sunny gap, by broken light cloud for most of day - until skies cleared again around mid-afternoon. So waxing moon can be seen shining brightly in early evening along with Southern Cross high up in S.

Fresh eggs from Tasmania (turned regularly, never chilled...) are still OK! Having an omelette tonight! Enjoyed fresh grapefruit this afternoon , also from Tasmania - I find grapefruit often keep well. Both stored out of fridge...

Sooty shearwater and prion seen several times, also a black-headed booby (my naming!) - circles around near sunset as though looking for a roosting place.

Today's position/weather report:

TIME: 2012/07/01 00:00 GMT/2pm 30th June LT
LATITUDE: 08-46.30N LONGITUDE: 145-47.71W
COURSE: 318T SPEED: 6.6
WIND_SPEED: 19 WIND_DIR: 054
SWELL_DIR: NE SWELL_HT: 3.0M SWELL_PER: 5
CLOUDS: 30% BARO: 1009 TREND: -1 SEA_TEMP: 34.0C
COMMENT: Bright & sunny. Fast sailing continues!
DMG : An excellent 154 n.ml.!! Honolulu: 1024 n.ml.

Written by : Mike

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