Miles (Distances calculated on a straight line by GPS)
Covered to date: 1764
Remaining to Antigua: 345
Weather: Sunny and warm—30°--heavenly!
Wind: 5-20 knots, E then NE
Seas: 1-2 M
Sailing: A lost shackle on the genoa early last night meant using the slower jib during the night. When the wind died completely during the night, we abandoned attempts to sail until morning and put the engine on. Thankfully we were able to replace the shackle this morning and when the wind picked up just after dawn and changed direction to NE, we were able to put up both the main sail and the genoa on a ‘beam reach,’ the most comfortable point of sail (less rock and roll)--the first time we’ve enjoyed it on this trip.
Crew Well-being and Morale: Upbeat despite delays. Really enjoying the sailing today.
Lunch: Burgers and cole slaw
Dinner: Hummus with carrot sticks; leftover roast
Of Special Interest:
• We changed time again and we’re now on island time (GMT-4) without a lick of jet lag.
• Latest ETA (estimated time of arrival) is now late Wednesday/early Thursday due to the time lost last night. Disappointing, but ‘it is what it is.’
‘Delight of the Day:’ We’ve all been delightful today ☺