Day’s Run – May 5, 2024

Date: 5 May 2024
Sailing from: St. Helena
Bound towards: Grenada, West Indies
Noon position: 03°25.6’S 033°53.4′ W
Course: WxN 1/2 N
Speed: 4.6 knots
Wind force and direction: Force 4 SE
Seas/swell:  3m SExE
Barometer: 1014
Sky: 6/8 cu, ac, ci
Water temperature: 83.9°F
Distance made good in 24 hours: 112
Passage log: 2,125 nm
Voyage log: 25,373 nm
Distance to next port: 1,898nm
Remarks: We are well into the inter tropical convergence zone, marked by a steady parade of squalls marching towards us for the last two days. Sometimes it will be clear for a whole watch, sometimes it will be rainy for most of the watch. We have been spoiled this passage with steady force 4 trade winds and sunny skies. It was about time to shake it up. The rain is actually a welcome relief from the hot tropical sun beating down onto the quarterdeck, often making it too hot to walk on at midday without doing a funny hopping dance. Although these squalls haven’t been terribly malicious as of yet, we have seen our speed go up to 10 knots and are generally making 6-8 knots. the ITCZ could be calms instead, but we’re bowling along.

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