Misto - October 15-18, 2018: Onward to Mauritius
We have done really well over the last three days with great winds in the hi teens and low 20's and seas that have been reasonable and not so confused as in the early part of the passage. The presence of the moon at night has made the night watches much more pleasurable than earlier in the trip when the moon was not showing itself at night. All the other WARC boats are now in Port Louis, but Timshel have kindly agreed to continue talking with us on the SSB each morning, which is greatly appreciated as it is wonderful to have that connection with others.
I think we have seen the best that the Indian Ocean has to offer - great sailing in brisk winds and rolling swells - but also a taste of what it can be like when it blows up, whipping the seas into confusion and blowing hard. It's another area of the ocean where the passage is far longer than the most reliable weather forecast so you are bound to run into some less than favorable weather on the passage. Would I do this passage again? I think the jury is out on that one right now!
At 10/18/2018 12:04 AM (utc) our position was 19°22.73'S 065°45.24'E
Our course and speed are 251T at 6.2kts