30 November 2016 (+11 UTC)
Dear Friends and Family,
Just as we were preparing this report, we\’ve \”seen\” what we believe is a cargo vessel on our AIS system. He\’s going 20 knots and the opposite direction about 15 miles to our left. This is the only vessel we\’ve seen on the trip and I\’m actually a bit surprised to see even one!
We\’ve just hit the half way point and conditions are finally settling down a bit. The first day was really a bit rough and yesterday started to calm.
The big low to our north has moved east and we\’re in generally pleasant high pressure conditions with scattered fair weather cumulus clouds now.
We\’ve also \”headed up\” about 10 degrees, but still a bit shy of our direct course due to lumpy seas.
We suspect the winds will remain as they are for the next 24 hours and then likely quit! (or get very light). The next \”system\” will then be off to our west and give us building northerly\’s as we get to Lord Howe – we hope by just after noon on Friday.
The islanders we understand are Seventh Day Adventists and will essentially be closed on Saturday. We\’d like to get checked in before then.
Still a bit boistrous, but condtions improving.
I saw another very quick, \”Amadon Light\” (morning green flash) today. The horizon was crystal clear.
Scott and Nikki
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TIME: 2016/11/29 21:55