TUESDAY 7TH of June 2022 12.00 Ships time = Gmt.
Full in the North-East Tradewinds
12 days Out from Ascension
10°-51'N : 031°-48'W
Course= - North-westerly –Full & By SB-tack
Wind = NEbyE4. Seawater 27° Celsius
We are sailing with a speed of around 7 knots to the Northwest, port scuppers in the water.
The air temperatures are becoming more comfortable now. Also the seawater temp is slowly dropping.
The sunset yesterday was yellowish and the visibility was poor,around 3 Miles, the yellow colour was caused by really fine dust from the Sahara that is brought to us with this new Tradewind just after a passage of an Easterly Wave. This morning the sky turned blue again.
On the weather charts from yesterday the first Tropical Storm of this season was appearing in the Caribbean under the name of Alex. But today it turned already into a Tropical depression and flies with high speed and hurricane winds over the Atlantic in the direction of Europe.
Done 24 hrs 150M in 320°= 6,3kts Average
Done 289 hrs 1.624,5M = 5,6kts Average,
Horta 1666M in Bearing 005°