Another day of slow but steady progress. So far, we have been fortunate with the weather in the ITCZ and have even managed to make ground to the east. We are now positioned to the east and upwind of Christmas Island. Hopefully, that will put us in a good safe upwind position for the final run in.
Sailing in this place is a challenge. Constantly shifting and variable winds mean that each mile gained is earned.
A couple of dolphins came to visit today, they stayed about thirty minutes. I am not sure what type they were, both were quite small and seemed to stay under water for longer than normal before coming up for air. They obviously enjoyed our company as we did theirs.
This evening I took a rum and coke for sundowners. Then realised we hadn’t bought any limes or lemons before departing Honolulu. I think that after we had our clearance out of Honolulu Jessica and I were so ready to depart that we didn’t pay much attention to the last-minute vegetable or fresh fruit shopping. But never mind, Rum can be drink without fruit perfectly well.
The movie this evening was ‘Whiplash’. Once again viewed in the cockpit under starlight. Another beautiful sunset and night. Voyage distance 914 miles.