INTER TROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE (ITCZ) TRANSIT

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 … Continue reading INTER TROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE (ITCZ) TRANSIT

THE WIND IS MAKING A FOOL OF ME

Last night the winds were up down and all about.  Whatever I did with the sails the wind then undid.  In the end I just set the staysail and let Truce go where she wanted, it was far more comfortable.  Around three in the morning the cloud cover cleared to reveal all the heavens above.  … Continue reading THE WIND IS MAKING A FOOL OF ME

NARROWS, RAPIDS, WHALES

The rain continued overnight and this morning was wet and miserable.  I forgot about going for a walk and had to bail out the pig who was half full of water.  My options were to stay and wait for the rain to abate or move on.  As a North Westerly gale is forecast I decided … Continue reading NARROWS, RAPIDS, WHALES