Monday, June 16, 2008

Atlantic Crossing Day 19 - Recife Brazil, South Georgia Island, and Solstice

What do the eastern tip of Brazil, an Antarctic Island and us have in common. We are the only ones using the Mid Atlantic time zone. Yes, Märzen, the keeper of the time zones, did point out that we are now -2 GMT. This has got to be one of the most remote and least used time zones. It is straight down the middle of the Atlantic and catches just piece of Brazil. To celebrate the new time zone we baked ginger snaps today. Only one more time zone to go for the Azores.

Today has been an easy sailing day. 15 knots out of the SW and a 6-foot swell. We've been sailing wing on wing with the jib poled out all day, and by the looks of the forecast we will continue poled out through the night. Our last 24 hour log had us making 149 nautical miles at 6.21 knots.

All is well aboard Solstice.

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