Tuesday 14th May 2013
the equator (4S). Starry night, very few clouds, crescent moon lighting up the sea, Southern Cross not so high since close to
We had a lovely sail today after an extensive early morning rain cloud killed our speed for over two hours.
We passed under two heavy showers-each time the winds first increased, giving us 5 kt speed, and then
died so we made under two kt. Our overnight course of 030T became 350T. Winds finally picked up and veered,
so then we made 5kt or more, sailing N-NNE for most of what was a very hot day.
Downloaded satellite IR photos of cloud cover-showed a mass of cloud ahead, both N and S of equator- can
expect strong squals in the active convection there-from possibly late to late .
The brown noddy flew off this morning, after the rain, having sat in the cockpit just a foot away from my
winching without moving. So far tonight, she has not come back to roost as I expected.
I like thank Rick, WA1RKT for setting up an email address to be used to relay urgent messages via HF
radio.Non-urgent messages can continue come to me via my website 'Contact' page- to be read on landfall.
From KC2IOV/MM By HF radio. Copied by Jim, WB2REM Port St. Lucie, FL