ENGINE OFF AND SAILING AGAIN

No wind this last twenty-four hours and the engine has been running constantly.  The diesel bunker is getting low now so I was grateful when the wind finally showed up just after noon.  Since then we have been sailing nicely straight down the track to Opua in beautify weather. In anticipation of the big blow this … Continue reading ENGINE OFF AND SAILING AGAIN

NIGHT OF FLYING SQUID

An action filled night on board Truce.  We are into an area of unsettled weather and rain squalls.  Two hit us between nine and midnight.  The midnight squall was so strong and persistent that we stowed the mainsail and sailed on staysail only. During the second squall I noticed a strong fishy smell.  Jessica had the flashlight and … Continue reading NIGHT OF FLYING SQUID