Anchored in 11m over sand. Put out 70m of chain. It is still blowing 20-25 knots from the NNE but it is very flat here in the lagoon. We will probably stay here a day or two and go snorkelling. We went for a drink on Arial1, a Morgan 60 with three Aussies and a South African on board. Laughed till our sides hurt!
Position 24° 09.474′ N 35° 42.446′ E
Log 11,051 nm
Engine 360.3 h
Made 147nm for the 24 hours, not bad given we were thrashing ourselves into wind, sea and current. Winds dropped to below 10 knots at midnight and went dead on the nose. We are still motoring under triple-reefed main. We are heading for Dolphin reef, 45nm to go. Should be there by 4pm. At our current rate of progress we’ve done about 1,000nm per month since leaving Sydney on 28 April last year!
Position 23° 32.897′ N 36° 28.757′ E
Log 11,001 nm
Engine 353.1 h