Noon Position: 14 45' S, 123 20' W, SOG 5, COG 000, Day's Run 100nm.
Wednesday I finally picked up the trades, which have been sending us
North ever since. I had been imagining weather like I had on my way
south, 15-25 kts out of the E to ESE, which going North again would
drive us along at quite a good clip. Instead the trades have been
light, rarely over 12kts, and last night we even spent 6 hours becalmed,
drifting around. I was looking forward to a nice swim once the sun was
up, but with the sun came wind, so we're sailing instead - unfortunately
NE wind, so we're close hauled, but at least we're moving in the right
direction at something approximating an acceptable pace.