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June 5th 2020

June 5th 2020

Position: 02° 27.1630' S 039° 11.2222' W

Boat: boat is going well and we have now gone past Forteleza and well on our way to the Amazon river mouth Crazy Sophia is a fast boat and at times we were sailing between 10 and 12 Knots

wind at the moment is good from behind so we are running at around 8 knots
The weather forecasters are still hiding from Covid because they got it all wrong again saying no rain but it bucketed down all afternoon and from 3 am to 6am a loght drizzle all the time which is soaking
People: we are both ok
Boat Speed: 7 to 9 KTS
Wind: 12 kts easterly
Distance 182 miles in 24 hours miles sailed and motored
Course: true ,Directly to Grenada
Conditions: good with a bit of rolling

24-hour mileage: expecting around 182 miles which is really good even though we have current helping us

Comments: Again No fishing boats last night at all and only fivene cargo ships last night
We are swapping between a run (wind directly from behind) and a broad reach (wind at around 120 degrees from behind) and light and the spinnaker pole yesterday wore one of our ropes directly through so i had to cut off 24 inches and secure it again. To try and stop the wear in future I turned the pole around from end to end and upside down and now we are trying it again and will see how it lasts
Our fridge is not working because the gas leaked out and we couldnt find a technician in time to repair it before we left so there is no cold things on board and we will have to manage all our supplies carefully

TO tell the story about the fridge Brian really tried to help us find a technicial and even went as far as sending one of his men to the house of one person but because of Covid lockdown they just didnt answer the door and the others didnt answer their phones so Brian called me and said he was still trying however he knew it was very nearly time for us to depart so we agreed that sailors for centuries sailed without fridges and lived so we could survive as well and we left soon after

We are stll enjoying Pamelas cake with one piece being issued a day to savour it and its delicious

Kevin

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