02 Mar Making Tracks
Having barely outfoxed the ridge trailing us astern, we make tracks East x South. Finally we are on our way with stable, clear weather ahead for the next few days. Instead of scrapping for a paltry 5 knots over the ground we make 6 and 7 easily. For the first time in weeks I am not consumed with how slow we seem.
It has been weeks as well since I’ve done more than a cursory check on all the standing and running rigging. With bright sunshine and and water not streaming down the gunnels, everything topside gets inspected and lubricated. The best part of the day so far has been letting some fresh air into the fetid interior. The companionway hatch is wide open and there is a mysterious and uncommon lack of birds in our wake.
More of the same is more than welcome.
Follow my tracks in real-time: