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Day 12 Newport Trip

Start of Day 13

Position: 39° 30.2631' N 070° 37.1987' W

Boat: All good with the boat and we are sailing slowly
Last night we had good winds and we got up to 12 knots of speed at times but this morning the sea has flattened and we are sailing slowly but doing fine
Later the wind will drop even further and we may have to motor for a few hours but we are limited to how many hours so we charge batteries and motor at the same time to get the best out of the diesel
I am so glad I have my Small Honda generator which helps me when I need it but I have to carry a little petrol to get it to work

People: we are both fine
Speed: 4 to 5 KTS
Wind: 5 kts Easterly
Distance 160 miles sailed yesterday
Course: true , to Newport Rode island
Conditions: ok sailing conditions

24-hour mileage: 160 miles with around 125 miles still to go to Newport with an estimate of 1699 miles sailed of the 1856 total miles

Last night the winds were from behind and because of the nature of this boat it does not like running withthe wind so we were sailing at an angle to the waves and surfing down some fairly big ones and thats when we hit the big speeds but the boat compensated by rock and rolling for us a lot. One event saw the sugar go flying and it took me nearly an hour to clean it up then all the pots came flying off the shelves just like in beauty and the beast a couple of times and had to be found and replaced but they were grateful for being put away so they could go jumping again. The Kettle was the only one who refused to join the dancing

I had to be extra careful when dishing dinner to make sure the food didnt choose to serve itself from the bilges but luckily it went into the bowls without any resistance and it was gobbled down into a safe place in the stomach

John has been in contact with the owners and arrangements are in place for us to go onto a jetty for a week to help with customs and immigration and cleaning And of course it will be easier for us for moving around if we need after we are done with the next bout of quarantine.
Its quite amazing how much time this year I will have spent in quarantine before i leave for the Tuomatos islands next month.

When I get to USA I have to finalise my documents to apply for the extra year in the French Polynesia islands so that as soon as i land in Papeete I can submit them and the process can start but Kevin In Nuku Hiva seems to think I shouldnt have any problem this time (I really hope so otherwise i will have to leave at the end of next month

I wish you all a wonderful day



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