May 1 - Enroute, day 11

Date: 5-1-12
Time UTC: 0000
Lat/Long: S24deg05min/E155deg45min
Course: 264 T
Speed: 5.5 kn
Wind: SE 20
Seas: SE 10'
Cloud cover: 30%
Barometer: 1022
Sails: 2nd reef main; 50% genoa
Day 10 miles: 148
Avg speed: 6.2 kn
It was heavy weather sailing thru the night. Winds were 25-30 constant, with higher gusts; seas 10-12', breaking. Due to just a bit of variation in the direction the wind was coming from, we had a tough time holding our course; it took constant attention to the helm and a lot of adjusting of the steering lines as well as the sails to make it all work out. This morning has brought sunshine, and we're about 145 nm from our outside waypoint by Sandy Cape light, then it's another 50 miles or so to Bundaberg Port Marina where we're expecting Customs check in Thursday morning. We're a bit tired, otherwise all's well aboard.

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