I am standing mid-watch. Although overcast the moon is shining through and
we can see occasional stars. Reboot is making 6 knots and rocking gently in
3 foot seas.
We are under the influnce of the south equatorial current. Last night when
we were drifting the bow was pointed east (toward the current) while we
drifted with the current (west). Wild. Today I realized that the weather is
similar to the Gulf Stream. Perhaps that is because the conditions are
similar - a flow of warm water with cooler water on both sides. It only
took a week to figure it out. I am so quick!
The Boobies continue to ride along. Rookie has wacked them when they land
on the solar panel. They have moved to the bow. B. F. Skinner would be
proud of them. I can hear their calls as they search for dinner.
My watch is over but I am wide awake so I am standing Davyd's watch. The
two principal states on a long passage are boredom and exhaustion. Davyd
had an exhausting watch early this morning. This is my way of glving back.
Fair winds and following seas :)
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More on the Indonesian volcano. We are now 300 nautical miles west of it. We met many nice people in our visit to the area. We hope the are all safe.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41395831 Fair winds and following seas :)
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