Life on board is peaceful: the wind slowed down yesterday and the whole crew did a lot of maintenance work: tarring, painting and Soizic repaired the fresh water pump. It was quite hot at noon, but we had shade at the helm and in the afternoon the sun lost strength and it was ok. The last ship we saw was yesterday morning a big cruise ship heading for Guadeloupe, but since then there was nothing else than the sea and us. Instead of lots of ‘Ti Punches’ – rum with a slice of lemon and brown sugar – we are drinking now water, tea and coffee and it’s ok. Guiseppe prepared delicious pasta dishes and one day after our departure from Marie Galante I managed finally to get all the sand out of my bed. I’m enjoying the company of good sailors, philosophical talks in the galley and seeing lots of stars at night.

Annette.

DATE: 17-01-16 GMT:1300  POS: 16º42.5’N, 64º52’W COG: 290º SOG:6.5kts
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND DIR:east
WIND SPD:15kts
CURRENT DIR:west
CLOUDS:cumulus, total overcast
SEA STATE:calm
SEA TEMP:28ºC
AIR TEMP:30ºC
AIR PRES:1018hPa

 

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