30 March 2014

Becalmed in the Roaring Forties

For the last 2 days we have been making very slow progress -- almost no
wind so we've been motor-sailing during the day and then shutting the
engines down to drift during the night so we can get some sleep. That's
been more or less successful although it means we only covered 44
nautical miles in the 24 hours until now.

Predictwind says that there is more of this to come so we're stopping
for breakfast now before changing the sails to motoring configuration
for the rest of the day.

I'm not going to risk the wrath of Poseidon by saying something silly
like "more wind would be good".

Crossing the date line, now only 70 miles ahead, will feel like a milestone.