Day 17

How would you like your night watch, shaken or stirred? Perhaps a little battered or bruised?

The gusts from last night’s squalls caught us totally off guard, and they were big. A heavy night of swells, wind and rain left us sleep deprived, with a locker that took on water and a load of drenched cushions and gear. We were back to the confused sea state, squalls left and right, bumpy, wet and wild ride. Bravo continues to kick butt and we are closing in on the 350-mile gap we had with our friends from SV Sedna.

This is what Andy’s hands looked like after hand steering in the pouring rain for who knows how many hours. 


Waterlogged green onion and Minty. 

A wave proceeded to knock the entire glass container of fresh made beans off the counter and into the above-mentioned locker thereby shattering my will to live, so that was a sad moment. Other than that, we did get some rays of sunshine, good reading, and steady winds.

Six snickers down and 575 miles to go.

Good night everyone. Until tomorrow, Bravo out.


  • Date: 4/2/18
  • Time: 0000 UTC
  • Position: 03°43.1’ S 132°48.1’W
  • Course (Heading): 215 T
  • Speed: 7 knots
  • Wind direction and speed: SE 11 knots
  • Swell direction and height: NE 1-3 ft
  • Cloud cover: 20 %
  • Barometer: 1012 hPA
  • Status:  all well
  • Distance traveled (nm): 2319
  • Distance to go (nm): 575


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