Day 5 – Mindelo to Paramaribo

We are now really out in the middle of the ocean. It is 1100 miles or almost 2000 km to South America and the same distance to the mainland of Africa. Staring out at the water today I saw 3 birds, kestrels I think, hundreds of flying fish, loads of seaweed and miles and miles of undulating waves…and nothing more. Very beautiful but repetitive and oh so vast. The closest land is 5km below us and we have not seen another ship in a few days. Unfortunately, due to the incredible volumes of seaweed we have not yet been able to fish, it does show signs of dissipating so hopefully we will hear the sing of the line again in the coming couple of days.

Life goes on on board, bread has been baked and a cheesecake. The energy level is a little low as the days of broken sleep patterns catch up to us but I expect this to be a temporary dip and that we will all be fit again tomorrow. Tensions are high as we are in the middle of a highly competitive Rummikub tournament but this is a great distraction and good fun.

Day 5: Atlantic Crossing
Date: December 12, 2017
Time 12:00 UTC
Position 12’05.754N / 35’34.811W
COG/SOG: 261 degrees / 6.5kn
Trip distance: 720nm
Distance to go: 1217nm
24h distance: 158nm
Cabin temp: 29.3C
Sea temp: 23.1C
Conditions: some clouds, wind NE 19-22kn, sea moderate/rough Sails: full main and reefed genoa wing-wing

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  1. Fiets 13/12/2017

    En, wie heeft gewonnen?

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