Wednesday, August 12, 2015

return #5 Saturday day 6

Aloha Westward Fans.
The BS fishing platform seems to be working, yellow tail shashimi for lunch wasn't bad at all. Winds keep the same direction however are lightening up. The high is elusive so last night we tacked and headed east(magnetic) to join in the data collection fun. We are now in the zone and put out our first trash trawl at 0800 this morning. We had it upside down and when corrected the monster unit took off in the wrong direction. It crossed our stern and continued until it stabilized 20 yards astern and 10 yards to our stb. side. We let it go for the 1st hour, retied the bridal after retrieving the first sample screen collector and now it looks like a mine sweeper on our stb side. We made ice yesterday and after we put the rig for collection Laurie served up ice cold bloody marys because we felt celebration was in order. We have now joined "the Mega Ocean Cleanup" party which we plan collect plastic as well as other material.We are motorsailing east and plan to trawl for 6 1hour5 knot sessions a day, 3 in the am and 3 in the pm with collection screen replacement each hour.

wind 8 knots
waves 1 foot
sky puffy clouds

We will keep you informed as things progress

lat 33 24n
lon 155 19w
wind 12 k
sea 2 ft waves
spirits: high

COME ON HIGH and hopefully DRY.
More to follow!


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