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Day 13 Newport trip

Start of Day 14

Position: 40° 39.8787' N 071° 09.1321' W

Boat: All good with the boat and we are sailing slowly
Last night we had almost no winds so its very slow and it could mean we only arrive very late in the night tonight.

People: we are both fine
Speed: 2 to 3 KTS
Wind: 4 kts Easterly
Distance 74 miles sailed yesterday
Course: true , to Newport Rode island
Conditions: ok sailing conditions for very light winds

24-hour mileage: 74 miles with around 50 miles still to go to Newport with an estimate of 1806 miles sailed of the 1856 total miles

Comments:
It was very slow last night but we had to be vigilant because we are near New York and there is a lot of shipping traffic to look out for and then at 5 am the fog set in and you could see nothing but you could hear the ships horns blowing all around.
And amongst that there were sports fishing boats racing around at over twenty knots with visibility down to less than half a mile and at times John said he couldnt see the front of the boat.
Now its 1 pm and the fog hasnt lifted yet but i expect it should soon
We cant motor because fuel is low and we need to save what we have for motoring into the marina the owners have arranged for us to go onto

Today we had the last of the bread and its really amazing that bread can last 14 days and still not have turned into penicillin but on the other hand it also shows the chemicals used in it to make it last (lucky i enjoy toasted bread so much)

Either way this will likely be the last post for a few days until i have news of USA and the dangers they pose to our health

I wish you all a wonderful day.

Kevin

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