RUNNING DOWNWIND

A beautiful sunrise this morning over a rumbustious Pacific, blowing strong from the north east with large swells running through.  The sunrise turned into blue skies, fluffy Simpson clouds, sunshine and sparkling seas. A morning round of the deck revealed no flying fish aboard.  One did fly into the cockpit last night and I flipped … Continue reading RUNNING DOWNWIND

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