November 9, 2018
Noon Position: 31 36S 126 19W
Course(t)/Speed(kts): ESE 6 – 7
Wind(t/tws): SWxW 18
Sea(t/ft): W3, S6
Sky: Fronts rolling through. Low sky. Light rain.
10ths Cloud Cover: 10
Bar(mb): 1011, falling
Cabin Temp(f): 70
Water Temp(f): 66
Relative Humidity(%): 67
Sail: #2 genoa, main, broad reach
Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 116
Miles since departure: 4630
Avg. Miles/Day: 129
All sailing today. The sky is gray and low. Small fronts are blowing through, wave after wave from the west. Wind is 10 or 25. I’d reefed and unreefed the main four times by lunch.
No complaint. Reefing is good exercise and a small sacrifice for fast time in the right direction.
It is cooling quickly. For weeks I slept without any cover at all. Then a few days ago, a blanket. Now the summer sleeping bag.
I’m wearing a light jacket and warm boots as I type, this after two-thousand miles in (the same) tanktop and shorts. We’ve seen no sun all day. The cabin is 66 degrees. And I look at the following video, from just four days ago, with wonder. Was it really ever that warm? …