Day 2 Atlantic Ocean
Well making slow progress as our wind speed goes up and down like a roller coaster. The swells are changing from south west to south east making it more possible for them to crash over the rial and soaking us as we sail on watch. It is very muggy and hot, I am already for this little voyage adventure to be finished but it looks like 8 more days. Looks like a 1.2kts counter current we are working against too, hopefully that will change soon.
Current Postion: 21* 29.2’N, 68* 21.8’W, UTC19:58, WS 18kts @180*M, COG 330, SOG 5kts, Really HOT!
Once again on the ocean reaching for the far off horizon. I am surprisingly more comfortable not seeing land right now then I am back home siting on the couch watching TV or running around town. But as wonderfully as it is to see dolphin playing next to Dragonsbane once again, the pains of sailing in light wind and pitch poling well we go dead down wind is maddening. I hope that we will make landfall in 10 to 12 days we will see.
Current Location: 19deg 52.7min N, 66deg 48.2min W. SOG 5kts, COG 330deg-M, WS-12kts, WH 1meter
Getting Underway to Annapolis MarylandThought I should share this picture of Dragonsbane getting ready to sail 1500nm. In the back ground is a freighter loaded with sailboats for America. I guess we are not all the same kind of sailors.
Hello Again “Sailing To Annapolis”
Hello again, it has been a few months sense I arrived back in the Caribbean Sea and not its time to make one last passage on Dragonsbane for at least myself Jacques. My dad Dale has asked me to help him sail from the St. Thomas US Virgin Island to Annapolis Maryland. My friend Carry as most you know will not make this trip so my dad and I will be making the voyage short handed. We plan on heading 1500 nautical miles straight to the Chesapeake Bay and then land in Annapolis. The current weather conditions look ok starting out in lit wind conditions and will increase throughout the 10 to 14 day passage. I will try and update you all as we make our way.