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June 4th 2020

June 4th 2020

Position: 03° 55.0575' S 036° 47.3630' W

Boat: boat is going well and we have now gone around the corner 74 miles east of Forteleza so going well

wind at the moment is very light so we are motoring and have been for the last 6 hours
THe weather forecasters are hiding from Covid because they got it wrong again but we are loading the next forecast and we will see how they do from there
People: we are both ok and I have now cooked two dinners so the food routine is back on track
Speed: 4 to 6 KTS
Wind: 5 kts easterly
Distance 134 miles in 21 hours miles sailed and motored
Course: true ,Directly to Grenada
Conditions: good with a bit of rolling

24-hour mileage: expecting around 146 miles by 0900 hrs today
As of now i will only measure the mileage from this time so from tomorrow it will be a proper 24 hr mileage

Comments: Again No fishing boats last night at all and only five cargo ships so far today
Yesterday one Ship carrying LPG gas passed us and i had to call him to check that he had seen us and later he was drifting and we sailed past him so he got on the radio and had a full on conversation with us and it was great. Its good to chat to nice people when you are out here
sea state is 1 m swells so very comfortable
We are swapping between a run (wind directly from behind) and a broad reach (wind at around 120 degrees from behind) and light
We have a huge pod of Dolphins swimming with us yesterday and the were spinning and showing us tricks so it was really great
We are also seeing some flying fish again so thats also good
Last night the moon was really full and when it set at around 3.30 am it was like a huge fireball on the horison in fact just like the sunsets sometimes but a much bigger ball and it makes me wish i had a good camera here to take photos and share it but alas i didnt bring it

Well all I hope you are enjoying the updates




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