Timshel - Reunion to SA Day 6


Alas our lovely wind deserted us yesterday evening and we had to motor then motorsail for a bit. The wind then backed to west and then to SW and nearly to S and we are sailing closehauled on port tack off the south end of Madagascar. Its a bit bumpy but if it comes round just a little more we can almost lay our destination of Richards Bay, still 6 days away though. Its just nice to be sailing. Our weather router, Chris Tibbs, seems to be getting it right so far. There are a lot of big ships on the route, most of them politely go round you. Not sure if it was proximity to the coast though still over 40 nm off but we were assailed by huge and brightly coloured moths and bugs last night.