Taya's voyage to the South Pacific

23 February 2018
23 February 2018
22 February 2018
21 February 2018 | 750 miles west of Chile
21 February 2018 | 750 miles west of Chile
21 February 2018
21 February 2018 | 769 miles west of Valdivia
21 February 2018
20 February 2018 | about 800 miles west of Chile
19 February 2018 | About 900 miles west of Valdivia
18 February 2018 | 950 miles west of Valdivia
17 February 2018 | Southern Ocean
17 February 2018 | Southern Ocean

Sporty Tuesday with Pyramid Swells and Pizza

31 January 2018 | About half way between NZ and S. America
Pretty sporty day today: winds in 34-36kts range occasionally gusting to 40kts. When seas initially build from this kind of wind they're short and steep. Add some cross swells and you get these little pyramids. But we went fast and had some 9kts-9.5kts occasionally. Spent most of the day under 3 reefs and rolled staysail. Just shook the 3 reef after sunset so we're now with 2 reefs and jib. We did 160nm in the last 24 hrs which is a good run for Taya. We finally saw the moon after sunset but it was already high in the sky, so not looking so big. But that sure helped me when shaking the reef because I could see like in almost broad daylight.
Finished Naomi Klein today: she's got the ticket for what to do. Finish it quickly to tell me what you think of it Janneke is starting to read it. I'm going to start the book she finished by Jo Nesbo (Norwegian thriller writer; know him?). Made some bread and pizza today as well; pizza was ok but bread a total flop; probably following a couple errors like letting it rise too long the second time so it flopped back down and forgetting to take it out of the oven and also probably using the wrong amount of fine Kiwi yeast. All minor points; so I really don't know why the bread gave me some attitude?
Got all of long black veil today.
We didn't do our exercise today. I haven't found a good excuse yet; Janneke said she was sore after yesterday so needed to give a muscles a rest (which in my view is a bit lame for an excuse but nevertheless better than mine).
Vessel Name: Taya
Vessel Make/Model: Medium 38
Hailing Port: Baltimore, MD
Crew: Alan Cresswell, Captain, and Janneke Brouwer, Crew Member
Extra: Katy posting.
Taya's Photos - Main
December 2017
1 Photo
Created 27 December 2017
Prep for the Southern Ocean
No Photos
Created 10 November 2017
New Zealand prep
No Photos
Created 10 November 2017
3 Photos
Created 3 October 2017
3 Photos
Created 1 July 2015
Enjoying Panama's refreshingly warm climate while waiting to transit the canal
10 Photos
Created 10 April 2015
2 Photos
Created 24 January 2015