For the first two weeks of our adventure the winds blew 20 to 30 kts and we had no need of our light air sail. For the last few days we’ve been drifting with winds below 10 kts, but we didn’t have all the gear to hoist our gennaker and had no idea how it all fitted together anyway. (I’m not complaining as it allowed us to float past some beautiful places with nothing to do but enjoy.)
Yesterday morning we finally repaired all the running gear and successfully raised our gennaker only to have the wind shift so we had to haul it in again. Today the weather gods clearly grew tired of playing pranks and gave us a lovely 10 kt breeze from the north east. Up went the gennaker along with our speed. A sail has never looked more pretty.
We’re moored up at Cape Bowling Green now watching an armada of ‘mozzie fishing boats’ descending on our peaceful haven. From three of us bobbing in the lee there are now a dozen. Sadly they’re all hauling in fish and we’re having steak for dinner…
Still, Zeus is a happy staffy so everything’s right in the world! A successful day for all 🙂