LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

Last night at midnight we passed through a weather front.  As we approached the front we were becalmed and motored in windless conditions for an hour before picking up the wind from the south east.  When the wind filled in it had some force, we had a boisterous sail to mid-day with more benign conditions since.  There … Continue reading LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

ANCHORED AT NORTH MINERVA REEF -WITH GREEN FLASH

If the previous night was a magical sailing night - one to remember, last evenings fare was from the other end of the spectrum and easily forgettable.  From six in the evening to nine I struggled to get Truce to hold a course, the wind and sea were all over the place.  In the dark … Continue reading ANCHORED AT NORTH MINERVA REEF -WITH GREEN FLASH

GREEN FLASH

The days and nights continue to be pleasant with good sailing conditions.  So far the South Pacific has provided the conditions we wanted and could not find in the North Pacific. Last night we had sundowners in the cockpit as the sun set.  Both Jessica and I watched for the green flash as the sun … Continue reading GREEN FLASH

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