It might be interesting to see what my logbook looks like for one day on passage. A calm day at sea.
kn = nautical miles (knots/nauts)
Wed Sept 6th = 5318kn @ 2:15am
(2am-2:05am = 63kn, 58kn made good)
50kn to Rangiroa
Day 61 from Panama!
The fastest we've actually sailed all day is 3kn. We'd made 40kn in 17hours. Our worst day. Jaime Hanne & I went swimming! Super cool - diving off the bow & keeping time with our vessel. An out of boat experience with the sails up. Very hot - 30 degrees, no wind. Drifting the SPacific. Tucked in Jenny & motored a couple hours, watched Apocalypse Now! It's very good so far & interesting. F'n long @ 3:30hrs though.
I love the smell of napalm in the morning.
I love the surfing scene – the general says ‘you either surf or fight’ then ruins the waves with the wind coming off the napalm.
Eerie – the ocean is calm as a lake. Calmer. Flat, know it all moon shining straight down. No waves, no wake, no wind, no weather – nothing. Like everything we know has ceased to exist. Almost couldn’t sleep we were so still.
Goddamn we have been out of contact for a long time. I haven’t thought anything of it except wanting to make some calls & send some emails. I wonder how they’re doing & hope they’re not hurt by my incommunication, but that’s how it is.
-A pod of dolphins just came to check us out, at this speed. How nice.
-We want to do what we can to get there today. It feels like we’ve been 70kn away all day. Should be more wreckless – stop watches, open hatches, untie shit. The Jenny’s got another little tear in ‘er. & I wonder what the next move is if Paramour doesn’t press on from Tahiti. Tonight’s night 7 from Fatu Hiva. We hoped to be in Tahiti on the 10th, in 4 days.
5373kn @ 5:59pm
ARRIVED IN RANGIROA!