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Day 66 Fri-Sat 7-8 Dec 2018 Good to be underway! Nice sailing in frequent big seas

Just lost my complete report for Day 66 ....Deleted it by mistake... so this will be briefer than usual.

Had a lovely day on Friday - good to be underway - in bright sunshine a lot of the time, with occasional cloud - enjoyable sailing but seas big and quite close - so some steep faces coming onto our stern... a lovely sunset, as well. Overcast Saturday but some sun in middle of day.

Chatted with Uku and Susanne after the Pacific Seafarers' Net - Uku is several days away, to my West, going well - upset with news of Susie but we're all happy she's safe now - on her way to Puerto Madryn, Argentina, ETA just before Christmas- I've heard it's a nice place!

Wind has been fairly consistent at WNW-W, mainly 17-22kt, gusting Saturday morning to 24-26kt for a time.. I was pleased to be reefed down.

Everything is cold and damp - anything wet doesn't get dry - my clothes wet with Thursday's rain are still very damp and even still wet in places, despite being hung up to dry.

Weather looking quite good for next few days - although swells expected to be quite big.

1900GMT (=1300LT) - end of Day 66. We made 122 n.ml.(DMG) over the 24 hr period, measured in a straight line between the two 1900 GMT positions.

Total distance covered from Victoria, B.C., to end of Day 66 (by daily DMGs): 6,806 n.ml.

Distance from Cape Horn LH (to ESE): 1018 n.ml.

Position & weather report for 1900 GMT posted to Winlink.org and Shiptrak.org (using my US callsign of kc2iov):

TIME: 2018/12/08 19:00GMT LATITUDE: 49-00.95S LONGITUDE: 092-54.05W COURSE: 133T SPEED: 5.1kt
BARO: 1000.7hPa TREND: -2 AIR_TEMP: 12.0C SEA_TEMP: 10.0C
COMMENT: Sunny, blue sky overhead;

Written by : Jeanne Socrates