12 Jun ITCZ
The times they are a changin’ and these clouds are proof enough. We are well within the weather vagaries of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone. ITCZ for short. Squally thunderstorms and showers for translation.
We have been lucky so far with the convection cells and storms developing to our Northwest and Northeast. But it looks tonight like we are in for it. Earlier, I furled and dropped the Code Zero and set the Solent. Not long after I reefed the main. Even the sea, languid for days, seemed agitated and confused.
We make tracks NxE looking to make the turn to Hawaii at 8N 154W. Any East in the bank will be spent reaching across the Northeast Trades. It should be fast and fun and I am looking forward to it.
Today was also the day I ran out of the room on Chart 621. That chart is for the South Pacific and French Polynesia. The chart I use now is the same chart I started with last October. This chart has home on it. Home is nearer now ever. And I am looking forward
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