Woken by loud beeping just before dawn - chart table instruments down - so AP was displaying 'no pilot' - damn!! - but then found cockpit instruments were all fine - including AP, speed, wind, depth and plotter showing it all.... So all good :-) Just don't have the info down below.
Need to search for missing cable for the good back up mic/headset .... so annoying that it's missing.....! Will try covering damaged old mic cable in case that helps it to work. Missing my radio chats!
Having a lovely sail now - on a beam reach, full canvas in 12-13kt ENE wind (stronger overnight but kept full sail) - regular NE 2m swell still rolls us about a bit, but not bad - nothing too violent. Sky around midday almost clear -just a few scattered tiny cumulus.
Found machine screw near starboard scupper- from broken furler line lead I found two days ago while on foredeck, lowering the pole to stow it before gybing around. Was accompanied by a squid - a few landed on board last two days, not many and not seen soon enough (or big enough) to enjoy some calamari tonight!
Off to search for that missing mic cable......
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