Duplicat's Diary

Slow and steady
by Rick at 18:39:42, 2019-10-25 (day 2000)

After a couple of days making good progress, today we hit the light stuff. Already the wind dropped and shifted aft, leaving us a little slow overnight. Presently we have ENE force 4 occasionally 3, and occasionally shifting NE.

The southerly flowing Eastern Australian Current really picks up around 154 degrees East (to maybe 2-3 knots), and we’re 47 minutes east of that point, so we’re continuing our SW course to intercept that. The wind is due to go very light at some point so I expect some donkey (engine) action to push through that. Then we may be on a spinnaker run down the coast before heading out of the current and into Moreton Bay....

All well onboard. The sea state is lovely, so today we may turn some of our left over fruit into cakes plus I need to do more sweet chilli sauce before they get taken off us by biosecurity...