Yesterday afternoon we passed the half way point. A significant milestone on such a long passage like this. The Indian Ocean has lived up to its reputation of being a challenging ocean to cross. We have had a variety of sailing types and several days where the winds were much higher than forecasted. We spent nearly 48 hours with winds in the 25-35 knot range, with gusts to 40 knots. We also are now experiencing a couple of days of light downwind sailing with our spinnaker running.
All is well on board. We are just in the routine of watches, eating, reading, sleeping, and vigilance on watching the boat’s systems. Today I found some lock nuts on our furling unit had come loose. That had never happened with this unit before, so it was fortunate I was inspecting closely. Yesterday our latch for our sliding glass door broke – it will require some fabrication or welding to repair. We are using bungy cords to hold it open for now.