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The wind started to peter out sometime before just before dawn. By the time noon rolled around, we were done for. Not enough breeze to fill the sails so here we drift.

It is blistering outside. The déjà are too hot to walk on and I needed to wear shoes to drop the mainsail. Inside the cabin it is a balmy 90 degrees. Water temperature is 86. Without any breeze to move the boat there’s not much relief. The showers that surround us remain a tease. Perhaps this evening those clouds will grace us with an appearance.

The swell is just enough to roll the wind out of the Code Zero and spinnaker so unless we motor, we are out of options. Motoring, although we would be moving, would raise the cabin temperature even more. Thanks, but no thanks!

The stronger winds south and east of us now announce themselves with a steadily rising mixed swell. Mixed as in MixMaster, the food processors. If the breeze doesn’t pick up, imagine yourself in the dryer with it turned up to ‘Towels’ and you’ll have a pretty good idea what it’s like out here!

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1 Comment
  • BT
    Posted at 10:41h, 02 July Reply

    Bert, you are amazing! Following you progress and posts with great admiration for you courage and wishing / willing you success. You are on the downhill run now. All the best from an Aussie follower BT ( 2 degrees of separation from your Uncle Joe).

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