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
WIND_SPEED: 21kt WIND_DIR: WNW SWELL_DIR: W SWELL_HT: 4.0m CLOUDS: 25%
BARO: 1000.7hPa TREND: -2 AIR_TEMP: 12.0C SEA_TEMP: 10.0C
COMMENT: Sunny, blue sky overhead;