RTW Day 228: N. Pacific: One Painfully Slow Day Followed By a Stormy One

Thursday 6th June 2013
Yet another painfully slow day - nightfall brought a cold front.
2:30pm  Been relaxing in the cockpit with coffee and music, enjoying the peaceful sailing condtions. All done as an antidote to the feelings of frustration earlier at the thought of my ETA slipping with yet another day of pathetically slow speed (under 3.0kt) and E-ENE course rather than preferred NE. So long as I don't dwell on our speed, today's date and our "miles to finish", I am OK. Have to insert some extra pages into logbook which is nearing its end.

We're sailing just S of edge of cloud layer showing  position of cold front which I am trying avoid.

8pm Sunset - and dark grey cloud rolled over, bringing cold front and cold rainy NE wind - total change in conditions from warm and sunny SW wind.

I found us heading SE. Took a time to sort things out including getting down the pole in a hurry so we could tack the genoa and staysail. Furled in the genoa while sorting things out. Ended up on 330T at 4kt better than heading 120T! Hoping wind will veer more to the E overnight so we head more N. Bumpy as we head into waves.

24hr DMG to 2300GMT: 88n.ml. Strait of Juan de Fuca: 2304n.ml. (049T); Midway Island: 431n.ml. (256T);  San Francisco 2346n.ml (066T)

From: KC2IOV/MM by HF radio. Transcribed by Jim, WB2REM, Port St. Lucie, FL via Ham Radio for posting.

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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/
http://www.7163net.com Current Position Reported by Ham Radio with Google Earth Tracking

Written by : Mike

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