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Friday, May 09, 2008

Day 4, Ecuador Passage

0600 Friday, May 9

Cloudy, rainy, windy (not terribly windy but enough to make progress uncomfortable)...

So much for our nice motor sail over calm water. We finally made our turn towards Ecuador early Thursday morning and ever since it's been a struggle. Nothing dangerous, but NAKIA is not very good at sailing into the wind. 320 miles to go as of Friday 1200 UTC, hopefully it will get better.

Distance traveled: 86 nautical miles
Distance made good: 73 nautical miles
9 hours motoring, 14 hours sailing, 1 hove-to

John and Linda