24 Jun Dog Days
Every dog has it’s day and we must have been due. We had near perfect sailing conditions yesterday and the cloud and teency shower you see in this picture is the only thing that passed over us all day.
We should have been hammering away at the Northeast trades clawing our way North to get over and around the North Pacific High. Instead, we breezed along on beam reach in 15 knots of East Northeast winds making easy miles due North.
Fortune they say favours the bold. I am not so sure. Fortune is more practical joker than sieve for the courageous. Instead of Northeast Trades, we have Southeast. And when we should have had Southeast we had Northeast. We weren’t smiling then, but we sure are now.
Unbelievably, it looks like we’ll have favourable winds for the entire passage through the Northeast Trades. What happens in the transition to westerlies is still to be determined, but I am reveling in the easy miles. Fingers crossed we’ll get a few more days like today. Everything and everybody aboard could use the rest.
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