Position: 31º 36.0′ S 17º 17.082′ E
Our first 24 hours was fast. We averaged 8 knots in a gale with 3m seas. As big and fast as it was, we were well acclimatized to the conditions and for the first time in months, it was behind us. We were accompanied by scores of dolphins and saw our first albatross.
Today the conditions have mellowed and we are grooving along on 10-15 knots in 1-2m seas. It’s pretty ideal. To make matters rosier, it’s warmed up considerably (though Vick is still bundled up). Somewhere in the afternoon yesterday it hit me how exciting this next few months will be. We are coming home!
All is well.