28 Jan Anew
The game begins anew as northerly winds herald the arrival of another trough and its accompanying low. Winds are forecast to be 25 knots within the next couple of hours.
We are headed almost due East and will hang on to this course as long as is possible. There is a 9-12 foot SW swell running and a hint of what is to come from the north. Who knows what the sea state will be by the afternoon!
The plan is to allow our course to be bent south as the trough passes over. The Southwest and then Westerly winds that follow will allow us to continue East or shape a more southerly course for stronger winds and shorter distances.
With the cabin cleaned, fair winds blowing, and the sun shining, not even Sir Salty McGruff has dared complain.
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