RTW Day 205: South Pacific- A Beautiful Day's Sailing

Tuesday 14th May 2013

7pm   Starry night, very few clouds, crescent moon lighting up the sea, Southern Cross not so high since close to
the equator (4S).

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 wednesday to late sunday.

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.

24hr DMG to 2300GMT: 97 n.ml. Strait of Juan de Fuca: 4219 n.ml.

From KC2IOV/MM By HF radio. Copied by Jim, WB2REM Port St. Lucie, FL

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For my positions and track, see:
www.svnereida.com - 'Travels' - "Where is 'Nereida'?"
and/or:
http://www.exactearth.com/media-centre/recent-ship-tracks/tracking-nereida/

Written by : Mike

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