Friday September 24, Day – 15, Total nautical miles traveled 2572, 178 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours. 53 days at sea since leaving Fiji.
We’ve noticed some drips of water inside the cabin, we believe are due to the chain plates. The shrouds which are wires that hold up the mast are connected to “chain plates” that are secured to the hull of the boat. At this connection point there is caulking sealant to keep water from seeping down into the hull. We should have had them resealed in Fiji.
Oh that wind! We are in the middle of a compression zone between a South Indian High and a Low, winds at 20knots gusts to 25+.
*Sourdough Notes* last night I started the Levain, mix and stretches this morning then baked a Belle loaf.
Saturday September 25, Day – 16, Total nautical miles traveled 2763, 191 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.
For dinner we had mashed potatoes (instant), green beans and smoked pink salmon. It’s easier eating from a bowl on a moving boat.
Sunday September 26, Day – 17, Total nautical miles traveled 2952, 189 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.
Strawberry pancakes for breakfast, using dehydrated strawberries.
Monday September 27, Day – 18, Total nautical miles traveled 3125, 173 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.
Another new noise, this one resulted in me screaming. It was a loud thud, the wind generator fell off the mount. Another failed weld. The platform attached to the arch broke. Luckily Dan had attached a bungee cord to the tail to keep it pointed at the wind as the waves were making it spin, thus not working properly. This bungee cord prevented the unit from falling into ocean. However it tore the sunbrella canvas of the Bimini. On our passage from California to Hawaii, 13 months ago, a weld broke on the base of the support bracket resulting in the unit ending up deep into the Pacific Ocean $$$$.
For dinner, smoked salmon patties with fried potatoes.
Oh my the stars, the Milky Way, the Southern Cross!!!
Tuesday September 28, Day – 19, Total nautical miles traveled 3308, 183 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.
And another sound heard. The Genoa fluttered like we needed to adjust course, the numbers all looked good. Then we realized the halyard broke! With life jacket and tether on, Dan attached the spinnaker halyard to Genoa, we raised it back up. In about 15 knots of wind, and 3 meter waves.
On the menu for dinner, bow tie pasta tossed in sun dried tomatoes, onions and chicken.
Wednesday September 29, Day – 20, Total nautical miles traveled 3476, 168 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours.
New time zone, Saint-Denis, Reunion Island, GMT+4, 12:15pm Wednesday, 4:15am Wednesday in Philadelphia.
Dinner was, well I saw this recipe that looked so good. It was a barbecue chicken pasta salad. However, the only ingredients on the boat were the pasta, chicken, corn and BBQ sauce, this was an improv version.
Thursday September 30, Day – 21, Total nautical miles traveled 3619, 143 nautical miles traveled in the past 24 hours. 59 days at sea, days on the boat, since leaving Fiji.
Arrived at La Reunion Island, 8:00am, at Port de la Pointe des Galets, 3637 Total trip miles. 20 days, Averages 182 miles per day, 7.6 knots per hour boat speed.