April 23 - Day 2

Lat/Long: S31deg49min/E170deg51min
Course: 320T
Speed: 6.5 kn; saw one 8.5 kn reading when surfing down the face of a large wave
Wind: E-ENE 18-22, higher gusts
Sails: 2nd reef main; 3/4 genoa poled out
Seas: E 6-8'
Cloud cover: 50%; intermittant showers
Barometer: 1020
Day 2 miles: 153 nm
Avg speed: 6.4 kn
It was a beautiful, if somewhat boisterous, night sailing; no squall activity, and seas weren't too bad. We had a big albatross follow us for hours, along with a few other seabirds. A few ships passed us, and we hope the new AIS transceiver broadcast our position to them. Max (our Sailomat windvane) has done an admirable job steering the boat thruout. All's fine aboard.

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