After my euphoric report last night the wind died and the current reversed, sent us first SW and this morning straight W… We got down to 997 nm to finish, now it’s at 1008 and increasing by 1 knot, ie 1 nm/hr.
Totally gray day again, not a glimmer of sun. Main batteries are at 12.5 v, 80%. Damp, not dripping inside. Fortunately not cold. But we desperately need sun now. To dry, to make water. For many days now I have been using the ballast water and replacing it with salt water. I need 5 l/day for basic needs, that does not include washing or rinsing clothes. A rare luxury.
Actually slept well with much less movement and decided to just use the damp quilt and pillow as mattress (most of the original mattress is gone due to salt water), spread out the sleeping bag on top, went to bed fully dressed and used the thin blanket on top of me. Added jacket and socks during the night.
Fog seems to lie here above us all the time, dropping down regularly as a lid. As I write the horizon has gone and the hazy, light grey curtain is being drawn tighter around us.
Five dolphins just passed!
May have to go SE or S this morning, depends on what wind comes up. I want to avoid rowing straight against the current.
I would like to wish all Diana’s and my family in Norway, Scotland, England, Canada and California, friends on both sides of the Atlantic, north and south of Equator, on Pitcairn, Norfolk, NZ, Aussie, our Engersand neighbours and all you followers of this my extended voyage, old and new:
Have an excellent day!