We spent the day under a black cloud that seemed to stay over us for a good part of the day, complete with rani and drizzle. It was a very wet day.
Over the last few days we did a fair amount of motoring as the captain wanted to first get south of 4 degrees south to perhaps find the good winds. It then became a desire to get south of 5 degrees and finally to get south of 6. I was able to convince the admiral that if we had the winds we should use them so the sailing began in earnest about 10 or 11 yesterday. We had a few moments where we were slowed right down due to very light winds but they fortunately came right back and we were able to head toward 6 degrees south.
The fishing has been dismal. The only thing I caught was the Watt and Sea (our water generator). The line was all wound around the propeller on the Watt and Sea when I went to bring the fishing line in for the night. A word from one who knows. If you go dead in the water bring in your fishing line if you have a water generator in the water. If you go in a circle it is sure to get caught.
We are currently sailing in 9 to 12 knot winds traveling at 5 to 6 knots speed over ground. The crew is in good spirits and all is well.