RTW Day 230: N. Pacific: Much Better Course and Speed, in Calmer but Rainy Conditions

Saturday 8th of June

6pm   Rain! ... on through the night. Clouds had become increasingly grey over the afternoon, after the sun had tried to struggle through this morning without success, although the air definitely felt warmer. Using my sleeping bag again - it's feeling a lot cooler especially overnight.

Seas 2m, so have calmed down a bit, with wind being far lighter than yesterday, but are still close - every 4-5 seconds - so we're still getting knocked about occasionally.

With the wind direction today being mainly E, our course has been good - NNE - and by late afternoon, in the calmer seas, we were making around 5.5kt, occasionally 6.0kt - nice to see!

I'd finished Dana's "Two Years Before The Mast" yesterday while taking refuge in my bunk, and today started on Moitessier's last book...they're quite different.

Had several radio contacts from midday on - several hams are keen to make use of my grid position out here.

Needed to catch up on sleep over the morning, after getting up early for the usual batch of weatherfax download. Winds are looking good over the next few days - possibly from SE by Monday.

24hr DMG to 2300GMT: 105n.ml. Strait of Juan de Fuca: 2184n.ml. (052T); Midway Island: 512n.ml. (238T);  San Francisco 2268n.ml (069T)

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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