Saturday, July 19, 2008

Atlantic Crossing 2nd Leg Day 6 - Ran Out Of Wind

We ran out of wind again. Former hurricane Bertha is now a extra tropical storm moving to the NE. As it moves along it is pressing against the Azores high. The Azores high is now elongated and has overtaken us. The wind has dropped to 4 knots and is coming from the direction we want to go. So we motor-sail. Tomorrow the remnants of Bertha will get north of the Azores high and we should have 15 knots from the SW. Then the associated cold front will pass over us and give England the kind of summer day that keeps it green.

Today was mostly sailing with only a little motoring in the evening. We made our waypoint that Herb gave us to catch the SW winds tomorrow. Currently we are making way directly for the English Channel. A question for anyone who knows (Jennifer): What do the French call the English Channel? Please email or leave a comment with the answer. We'd like to know before we get to France.

All is well aboard Solstice.

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1 comment:

Jennifer S said...

The French call it La Manche. I'm in Sunriver right now- we miss you and wish you were here!