Piriapolis to Falklands: Day 3

Days distance: 85 nautical miles
Total distance: 315 nm
Prominent Feature: Becalmed

We began day 3 becalmed and it ended becalmed. Between calms the wind blew fresh from the west and we still managed to get 85 miles on the days run. We sailed close hauled with a triple reefed main and deeply furled genoa. We made 6 knots. Tending the sails on a moonless night, I saw dolphins swimming alongside, there form suggested only by the disturbed bioluminescent plankton. It looked like some brilliant CGI work, but it was just nature.

The forecast shows continued variable winds for the next day or two, then a cold front passage.

4 thoughts on “Piriapolis to Falklands: Day 3”

  1. I look forward to the daily post. I hope it is in your plans to keep them coming. The words you choose to describe the daily goings on aboard the dawn treader help me to visualize the journey. Mom

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