Thursday, July 17, 2008

Atlantic Crossing 2nd Leg Day 4 - Fleeces and Sweat Pants

We are now at the same latitude as Salem, Oregon. The nights continue to get cooler and cooler. It feels a little strange after 12 months of "summer" to have a chill in the night air. We are prepared for the cooler temperatures and will layer up as necessary.

Today we are north of the Azores high. The barometer has shown a downward trend for the last eight hours. We have 12 knots of wind from the NW and are making good speed sailing to the NE. By tomorrow night the wind will back to the SW and should be 20 to 25 knots. When that happens we'll pole out the jib and sail downwind wing on wing on to the English Channel.

Happy birthday to Mom/MaryAnne. All is well aboard Solstice.

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