Message in a Bottle (Video)

November 9, 2018

Day 36

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? …

5 Comments on “Message in a Bottle (Video)

  1. Randall crossing the Atlantic on the magnificent SEA CLOUD under full sail I threw a bottle with a note over the side mid Atlantic somewhere half way between the Canary Islands and Antigua! Three years later the bottle was found buried in the sand on a Bermuda beach!!! The letter I wrote a little blurred was sent to me by the man and his young son who found the LETTER IN A BOTTLE!!!!

    • Wow that’s the first time I’ve ever heard of a bottlefound AND returned. See how Randles gets on huh

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