MONDAY 6TH of June 2022 12.00 Ships time = Gmt.
It’s obvious now we are out of the DOLDRUMS
11 days Out from Ascension
08°-56'N : 030°-10'W
Course= - North-westerly - Close Hauled SB-tack
Wind =NEbyE 3, but yesterday and last night more NEbyN but since this morning we can steer 335°.
We are quite content with this course, not a straight course to Horta but that is impossible in this part of the Ocean where the NE trade winds rule. We have to struggle to about 30° North before we can even think of setting a direct course to the Azores.
Yesterday was a Sunday at sea so everybody was more or less relaxing and was only put to work if the ship or the handling of the sails needed them.
A lecture was given about the history of our ship that started off as a lightvessel in the river Elbe in 1911.
Some were reading books, playing chess or playing with Boreas.
Quite a fewlying flat out on deck and just gazing at the sails.
Today everything is normal again, I know that in quite a few countries this is also a public holiday (Whit Monday or 2e Pinksterdag) but we left the lighting flames behind us in the Doldrums.
Done 24 hrs 122M in310° = 5,1kts Average
Done 241hrs 1.352,5M = 5,6kts Average,
1770M South of Horta