Still Hove To - Again
16 August 2017 | 280 Miles East of Esperance
For a very brief moment this afternoon I toyed with the idea of presenting a little more sail to the slightly easing wind. This silly idea was wiped away by a squall and conditions back to those adequately described by the GMDSS Forecast, to wit: Gale Warning Winds 30 to 40 knots , rough to very rough seas, heavy swell. I am now about 90 miles off the coast at the top of the Bight so will have to consider a change in direction by tomorrow afternoon but hopefully the winds will also be more favourable by then. In the meantime the yacht is steady enough to start reading Ayn Rand's " Atlas Shrugged ", a pretty solid work of dystopian fiction. I have not read enough of it to come to a critical opinion, but the thesis is promising. One thing for sure is it won't be for lack of free time to absorb the 1100 pages of fine print. It is now 9pm Wednesday 16th August 2017 ( UTC+9 ) and time to call it a day.