Position Report: June 11, 2016

June 11, 2016

Position: 14º 54.072′ S 85º 23.388′ E
Today Ruby asked if she could go to the Eiffel Tower. We let her know that it would be quite a bit easier for her to do that than it would be to go to Rodriguez. What’s more, without looking anything further up about either place, we know a fair bit more about what she would find there. She seems determined to go there, with our without us, when she get’s back to the USA.

Miles, inspired by Swallows and Amazons, has started planning his sailing dinghy, from which platform he intends to find his own adventures.

The winds have clocked up to our beam and we now have a bit more aggressive sailing. This chagrins Vick, who has to deal with it in the galley, and delights me, who gets to enjoy the surge of the boat over and through the moderate swell and wave. Convivia is handling like a dream. Our 24 hrs miles made good (MMG) have been slightly less than stellar these last two days (in the neighborhood of 150/day) but I have a feeling that we will make up for it tonight. Weather is expected to disappear by Tuesday, leaving us with the wallow/motor conundrum (a decision that would be easier if the engine hadn’t overheated again the last time we used it). I have a feeling it will be easier without at 25-30knot headwind though.

At our current rate, Rodriguez is 7-9 days away. All is well.

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