Misto - January 28-February 6 2019: En Route to Salvador
I guess that as sailors we are never really satisfied! On this passage everyone has been seeking more wind. With trade winds of only 10-15 knots for much of the time, and even lower over recent days, the passage has been slow, to say the least. It has made for gentle, smooth sailing and the possibility to do chores, cook and read. Fishing has also been on the agenda, but so far we have been unsuccessful, although others have made some catches. Now with a little over 400 nm to go we are trying to time our arrival for daylight and with our goal in sight several boats are now motoring, some, or all of the time. We are motoring when the wind is less than 10 knots and sailing with the parasailor when it is more.
It has been a quiet and contemplative passage a far cry from the frenzy of the Indian Ocean, and far more reminiscent of our passage from the Galapagos to the Marquesas - which seems a lifetime ago. And so we approach the Americas again, with the end of the WARC only just over 2 months away. It seems to beg a question - Is this the end of the dream or is it actually just the beginning?
At 2/7/2019 4:17 AM (utc) our position was 12°36.45'S 031°04.99'W
Our course and speed are 265T at 6.3kts
Wind is 14.8 kts at 111T.