04/28/2016, 13 54'N:145 00'W, Sailing Northwest to Hawaii
Ship's Log C 303 T , SOG 7.2 ( "ground" 5,304 meters below keel )
YOU are quite right ,you brilliant little Pirate Parrot -E . To weigh anchor in Galapagos bound for Hawaii with ZERO -beer, rum,whiskey,grog and veges stowed away woud be complete BS! Grounds for mutiny and neither Monti nor Auto even drink! I am sorry , I ment to say that after more than 4 weeks at sea , NOW the bodega / bilge is empty. Do pirates apologize?...arrghh not likey but there we are. Not so funny we drank it all and now on watch for the " Staggers and vags" as well as scurvy of course.
The Trade Winds soar. Steady 20 plus Knots from the NE on our starboard beam. Terrwyn is flying along through these seas . Incredible motion and sound - one has to feel it. 150 plus miles / day after day under a hankey of Jib, Storm st'syl, and Tri'sail. Hard to sleep impossible to relax. Hawaii here we come -less than 680 NM, noticably cooler; maybe we shall just skip on by? ... not likey ( see above).
04/26/2016, 10 50'N:140 45'W, Sailing Northwest to Hawaii
Here are Terrwyn's numbers , as Carl Sagan we believe a great deal of joy can be had in quantification. Ie no dirt. And these are our numbers as we work on rounding our "pale blue dot". 1: circumnavigation , 2 Human crew , 2: non human crew ( Monti the servo pendulum wind vane the helm's man 99.9%, and his back up "man" Auto ( 0.05% Raymarine electrical autopilot ) 5: years over all , 2 years 3 months on the boat , ~250 24/7 days at sea , ~45,000 nautical miles under the keel, 20,000 lbs of water displacement , ~ easy 250 "Boat units " laid out 4 times across the equator and our friend the ITCZ ( NOW definitely behind us ) 3 layovers ( NZ, SA , T and T ) 4 legs ( Can to NZ, NZ to SA , SA to Trinidad, Trinidad to Canada ( Neptune smiling) ~ 125 NM / day 200 Max day rounding "Cape of Storms " 0 collisions ( one close call off Cape Town) 1 grounding ( kissed in the Las Perlas Islands) 1 knockdown ( Timor Sea) 9 sails , 1 engine , 1 dingy and 1 kicker 22 countries visited Currently : 0 beer, 0 rum, 0 whiskey, 0 coke,0 OJ, 0 veges,0 meat ,,~40 gallons of "Tank water " ,3 bottles of vino ~950 Miles to go to Hawaii Day 28 , G to H 1 Marlin 2 swordfish mucho Mahi Mahi, too many red tuna not enough Yellow fin Tuna a few Hahoo and did I mention less than 1 ONE week till landfall expected in Hawaii , the Big Island, after a total of 4,600 NM on this passage.
Thank you all so much for your congratulations 41 !!! comments and emails on our first revisiting the blog. TY TY TY
Forward hoooo : É C 310 True, Speed ~7 knots in 22 K of Breeze at AWA 90 degrees
Dirt to follow in the next ( Cathy's ) entry
04/23/2016, 06 29'N:135 28'W, Sailing Northwest to Hawaii
Ship's Log April 23 Day 26 : S 6.4 K, C 306 T
Circumnavigated the globe. 14:25 today Yahooo !!!... now we just need to come home. No problem, learned to like the squals ( last blog was a touch optimistic ),and more wind is coming, maybe we will even see the sun. Just a month short of 5 years ago we left Victoria, 1/2 the time on Terrwyn.. STill learning and loving our time at sea together. Thank you Neptune and everyone who is following us along the way.