Piriapolis, Uruguay to The Falklands: Day 8

December 15, 2018
Days distance: 87 nautical miles
Total distance: 674nm
Prominent Feature: Crossing Golfo Nuevo and Puerto Madryn
Position: 43-43’S 063-36’W

We started the day beating to headwinds that gradually veered enough that we could make our southwesterly course. We even recently were able to ease the sheets and reach off on a much more comfortable point of sail. The sun shined all day and we have had our usual escort of birds. We are expecting the wind to head us off once again tomorrow and increase with a small cold front passage. After the previous day’s low mileage we were feeling a bit lethargic and stuck today, so we opened a Christmas present and it brightened our spirits. Deb made Tex-Mex pasta inspired by the gut busting platter served at Sonny’s in Galveston. Our guts aren’t busted, just satisfied, which I think is what you want.

2 Comments

  1. Hang in there and think of the destination. When you’re in the pub and want to start a conversation talk to a local and say: “So then, what do you think of Brexit”. Trust me, you’ll have trouble getting away. It’s a UK thing.

    Fair winds, Gerry

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  2. I was feeling a bit stuck today too. So I spent the day baking Christmas goodies. Hope I can find someone to help eat them or I will have a gut busting experience of my own. I’ve been watching the wind map and it looks like if you just move a hair to the right you will have a nice breeze to carry dawntreader all the way to the Falklands. Well those wind charts really just confuse me and make me nervous for y’all. Safe sailing. Love y’all. Mom

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