Sailing Around The World

Day 3 Passage from New Zealand to New Caledonia

As we sailed into the early morning hours of the day the wind changed direction and is right on our aft tail. At midnight Cary and I put up the spinnaker in attempt to maintain our very slow progress of 4 knots. We were able to keep this up till about mid-morning. We have spent the rest of today slow gliding along at a brisk pass of 2 to 3 knots. The good news is that the further we go north the wind is showing to gain strength 10 to 15 knots.

The fish Cary caught yesterday has been enjoyed for yesterday’s lunch, dinner, and again lunch today. Maybe tonight we can have something other than fish but we still have a lot to eat. Anyway all is good and looking forward to stronger winds, at least we all are getting allot of reading done. The stars once again last night were amazing. Cary and I at midnight saw the whole skyline flash green as something burned up in the atmosphere, just plan awesome to watch. The temperature is still cold for us as we move slowly north and we are all ready for the warm tropic air.

Current Position: 31deg 35.9min South, 171deg 43.3min East, Wind Speed: 4 knots, Wind Direction: south, Swell Height: -1meter, Skies clear and sunny with cool evening clear skies

Thanks,

Jacques

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