Panama to French Poly At Sea - day 16
09 April 2018 | 07 40.1'S:102 33.2'W, ~ 2200 NMiles East of Nuku Hiva
Monday April 09, 2018 �- Day 16 at sea Well, still dealing with that weather disturbance. It is not big but is making trimming the sails a full time job. Constant wind shifts and seas from various directions continue. Someone told me that sailing in the Pacific was just big swells and easy going. This looks like any other place we have been, thus far anyways. The swells are running at about 6 seconds, a far cry from the 12 to 14 we would like! Oh well, the boat handles it just fine. It does take some getting used to though so you can get proper sleep. No one sleeping in the forepeak! (Our bedroom in the bow), it would be like trying to sleep on a trampoline with someone doing jumping jacks beside you! You would be airborne every few seconds�.... Still squally but these are not your normal Intra Tropical Zone squalls. This is a larger (not big) system that seemed to develop and is following along west bound just like we are. It is showing up on Satellite imagery and we saw lightning 2 nights ago as well. We did travel far enough south to be on its southern edge and that plan seem to be working out fine. So we just keep trudging along. Our daily mileage is up now that we have wind. It is looking like Nuku Hiva around day 28 or so. Close to the original plan�...about 2200 miles to go so not quite half way milage wise.