Rain all night and for most of the day - grey and dull. Good SSE wind has meant we have kept up an excellent speed of around 7.6 kt, often just over 8 kt, so daily run to midday was 158 miles - best for a long time!
Saw a Laysan albatross in the early morning rain as I checked on the wind direction (which was 170T).
Surprised to find NO Honolulu weather faxes transmitted this morning - eventually got some from Point Reyes (N of San Francisco, CA). Winds looking good for next few days.
Switched on Eberspacher heater by mid-morning - was cold and damp, so nice to have cabin warm and to dry wet foulies. Checked on diesel - still over 150 l left, so plenty for generator (battery charging) and heater use over last two weeks of passage.
Seas have been frequently quite rough and I got thrown over to port with a larger one catching us - unhurt, fortunately, but must take more care.
Needed to catch up on sleep this morning - had 2 hours up to , before getting ready for Pacific Seafarers net, and another 1 hour later on. Came off autopilot and put Fred in charge ready for evening radio skeds - less interference on radio when instruments and autopilot turned off, so easier to hear the less strong signals.
From: KC2IOV/MM by HF radio. Transcribed by Rick WA1RKT, Londonderry, NH via Ham Radio for posting.