After just under 45 days at sea we finally passed 1/3 of the 2900 nm in the wee hours of the morning! The rest should be faster, a lot faster, I hope, but nothing here is for granted. With the same speed I will be in about October 1st. Horrors!
But with a reasonable 40 nm daily mileage I have 50 days to go and will be in about September 1st! The boat is gradually getting a little lighter and if body & mind maintains present good form, that is not an unreasonable estimate.
The conditions and speed next couple of weeks will give us a good idea. A couple of days on SA and my averages quickly drop. Cross fingers for more stable conditions, less E winds and less 30 knot days!
Same fog that comes and goes also this morning. Cool, 14,5 C.
AIS is on and working when I have good power, but I have not seen or heard any ships now for more than a week. Just as well with this frequent lack of visibility. Tomorrow I’ll be crossing to the Great Banks and then I have to be extra on the look-out for fishing vessels.
But I see and hear a lot of air traffic, especially yesterday and also when I was on SA a few days ago. Probably the North Europe to New York flights.
My neighbour at Engersand, Leif is a senior pilot with SAS and should be there overhead, regularly, I waved to you the other day, Leif!
Thinking of family, friends & other faithful followers many places on this Internet-linked World. To those of you who have difficult times especially, go some hope, love and care from my little boat and I.
Take note, Anne & Alastair in Scotland, Ingrid Helene in Engersand, Inger in Kristiansand and Kiki & Russell in Texas!