Happy Bank Holiday and Memorial Day To U.K. and USA Friends!
Overnight, flying fish on side-deck - small area on its belly glowed in the dark!
Wind veered to E, so able to free off and make N course at better speed.
Rain clouds around - no sooner partly-furled in genoa than wind dropped, speed down to 2.5kt, so had to unfurl genoa and trim sail again. Later, back on course in E wind, speed 5.4kt bright sun.
A lot of large cumulus around again. Had just finished spending a long time clearing up a major spillage of detergent powder when realized wind was up - we were bouncing around and heeling a lot. Genoa in .... adjusted course ... so finally turned on autopilot for a short while in gusty and changeable conditions.
Sunset Large dark grey raincloud downwind - it had missed us! Clouds were clearing away ahead as the sunset light faded. Just above the W horizon, looked for the usual trio of planets to show: bright Venus was below and to the right of Jupiter, but was closer than last night. Mercury was just above Jupiter and also to its right - about twice as far away as Venus, all three forming a clear triangle, not quite equilateral.
From: KC2IOV/MM by HF radio. Copied by Jim, WB2REM, Port St. Lucie, FL