Sunday, April 08, 2012

Not too much has changed, light winds on our nose, having to tack to make our heading.  In three days we have managed only 150nm in the right direction, but have sailed 250 miles with at least 10 hours under motor.  Our usual day would be about 100 nm so it has been slow going.  We are in no particular hurry and although we could stop in the Maldives for fuel we hope we don't have to so we are slowly meandering along.  It is hot and the ocean is really calm with the lack of wind.  Today we were ghosting along under 1 knot watching the wind ripples or cat's paws come towards us, once it would reach us the boat would pick up speed to about 2 and 1/2 knots. Sometimes the boat looses it's heading we are going so slowly and she stalls out and goes into irons, then we do a donut or a chicken gybe to get back on course, not too much excitement here! We hope you all had a lovely Easter, I didn't even realize it was that time of year, they were not selling Easter eggs in the stores in Sri Lanka!!