Ahoy, We’re on the ocean for over 3 weeks now. And even though we stopped at Isla Socorro and Isla Clarion we all, but especially me, are on watch since the day we left Bahia Banderas. It became a routine. Yesterday I had the last watch from 5 to 8am, which is kinda nice to see the sun rise and the boat slowly waking up. And the sunrise was pretty dramatic yesterday. Dark clouds were blocking the sun and only a few rays found their way through them. It looked promising and I had hopes that we could have a sunny day, or even partly sunny. It turned out that these few rays would be the only ones we would see for the whole day. The cloud cover was solid and instead we had many squalls with plenty rain. For me it’s the first time for a very long time that I don’t see the sun and it already goes on for a few days. I can feel my body is missing something and I feel tired and demotivated.
The humidity rose to over 90% and with all hatches closed the airquality became worse and worse. Everytime the rain stopped we opened the hatches, dried whatever we can but only to see it getting soaked again a few minutes later. The only ‘ fairly ‘ dry spot is under the new dodger. Fairly dry because the wind changes a lot in direction and strength so the drizzle lands everywhere.
We sailed for a few hours, and it was actually very nice. 12-15 kn from 60°AWA. Genoa and main made us move with 7.5 kn and best of it, we were going straight to where we wanted to go. Too bad that we had the motor taking over for quite a few hours again already. The wind is down to 4kn, dead down wind and the waves again play ball with us. Everytime the wind goes up it blows from a easterly directions, which is in these part of the ocean against the current. You can imagine how it looks like.
But we’re so used to the constant left and right, up and down that it doesn’t affect us much. Es o si que es! Like the Mexicans say. It is like it is! Fay made us some delicious meals and the rest played cards, guitar or used the rainwater for laundry and outdoor showers like it was normal. Our world is moving and we adapted to that.
The weather forecast shows signs of hope that we find the SE winds soon. We’re south of 6° north now. That’s the most southern latitude we’ve been with ZERO and the equator isn’t far away.. Let’s see what tomorrow has to offer.. Aloha Christian
Sent from the Ocean.

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