5th Day Out
19 March 2009 | 16d52mN/111d46mW
George and Sue Stonecliffe
Fair winds on Wednesday, 3/18. With winds N 12-15 knots we were doing 5-6.5 knots boat speed. We sailed 130 miles with those winds. We're finding that 'we go where the wind blows'. Particularly using our wind vane for steering, it meanders on either side of the chosen course. But this comes with the territory. Sometimes we wish we had a rooster-tail behind us. Speaking of roosters, bird sightings include beautiful adult and juvenile Masked Boobies: white birds with distinctive black markings including a mask on the face. In addition elegant Tropic Birds have come by with their wisp of a long white tail feather. Our radio net with eleven boats has decided to stick with 8.188 mgz at 1500Z.