Wednesday, February 17, 2016

CAPTAIN’S LOG – 17 February 2016

We have been pretty lucky on the weather so far. We had a strong band of thunderstorms off Florida yesterday morning, then the wind shifted to the west and the skies cleared. Not exactly what the marine forecast had, but we’ll take it.

Last night’s sunset was spectacular with swirling cumulus clouds in vivid red and magenta.  This morning was clear with moderate westerly wind. The forecast up the coast remains pretty good, and Saturday and Sunday in Cape Cod look like mild temperatures and seasonable wind.

If we have not made enough fast legs on this voyage so far, we have just speeded up the engine up to about 88 RPMs, high enough to satisfy an annual Maritime Admiration sea trial requirement.  Where our plan calls for about 13 knots, we will top over 20 knots for the next eight hours. Don’t get an ideas that means we will arrive early –maybe in Cape Cod Bay on Saturday - but our docking in Buzzards Bay remains Sunday at 0830.

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