October 22, 2018
Noon Position: 04 57N 132 00W
Course/Speed: SSW 6+
Wind: SExE 16
Sea: SSE 4+
Sky: Dry Cumulus (Squalls in the afternoon)
10ths Cloud Cover: 3 (afternoon, 7)
Bar: 1013+, falling
Cabin Degrees Fahrenheit: 88
Water Degrees Fahrenheit: 84
Percent Relative Humidity: 66
Sail: #2 genoa full, main 1 reef, close hauled
Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good: 106
Miles since departure: 2268
Avg. Miles/Day: 126
I repeat, north.
Then it blew from the west.
Then it rained.
All night was like that.
By dawn, all done. Squalls cleared away and we were left with a sky of light cumulus, an open blue ocean, and a stiff breeze from the SExE…which we have made every effort to use fully so as to get below whatever evil sneaks into these parts when the sun goes down.
Among other things, I’d like a good day’s run and good night’s sleep.
On a practical note, I have no idea what the weather driver is for such phenomena. How can the day be clear and full of trade-wind promise (see attached video from a couple hours ago) and the night a chaos of contrary wind and rain. Three nights running.
As I type, a line of squalls to windward.
I’ll let you know tomorrow.