Heading Back in Again –Leg 4 Day 2–Voyage Day 50

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Current Position 05:45 UTC +4
Course over Ground 226 Degrees
Speed over Ground 5.0 Knots
Speed thru Water n/a Knots
Heading 250 Degrees
Position Direction Degrees Minutes
Latitude South 20 53.904
Longitude East 055 17.555
Distance Remaining n/a Nautical Miles Sea Surface Temperature 22.9 Degrees C

Image of the Day:

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Heading back in at Pointe des Galets, La Reunion, France

Highlights:

We had a rough 20+ hour sail from Mauritius to here, with most of crew quite sick,  a failing autopilot in heavy seas and wind causing random jibs and other scary moves, plus a holding tank which needed clearing, so early this morning we ducked into the harbor at Pointe des Galets for a quick rest and hopefully some quick repairs.  This really is our last chance before the crossing to Africa, which seems to be continually challenged by high seas and winds.

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Reflections:

I wish we’d kept going…