Friday, August 14, 2015

return day 13 fri 8-14

0900 Thurs Aug 13

Aloha Westward Fans.

Yesterday and today were very uneventful days in the Pacific. The patchy clouds, blue water, bright sun and a periodic squalls would make for a terrific mural in your living room but it is everyday here. Wheel watches continue, oil change for the Perkins and a fuel pump prime because of an empty fuel tank is the call for the day. Reading, Sleeping, and a tasty bill of fare make the passage acceptable. We have halted the trawls because of the weather and waves we find ourselves in, Roger's deadline is coming up so time is an issue, we'll see.

Today we has a Windrose empty the frig ham regatta that had all the flavors that Bill could muster. Cold seconds later in the day were still excellent.

We are trying to head 063 mag. but the wind is on the nose so we motorsail tack towards home. We hope for sailing winds tomorrow so we can shut off the Perkins and save fuel for the final leg. We'll see. Ice is still being produced so who knows what that will lead to.

water: unseen floaties
Waves: 3 to 4 ft.
sky: puffy clouds no squalls this afternoon
lat 30 57n
lon 135 51w
wind 20 k

We will keep you informed as things progress.

spirits: high

COME ON HIGH and hopefully DRY. (Looks like we will totally miss it)
More to follow!


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