July 26th, 2009

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Sunday July 26th. When it finally rains it pours

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

At 20.00 hrs UTC I am at 40.17 N 23.25 W with 954 miles to Loctudy, a 92 mile day. The wind did a 180 degree turn around 2.30 a.m. and instead of running down wind we are beating upwind and not quite making the rhumb line. Once in a while we get lifted and then headed again. It is a much slower sail. Ron had set out a lure on the fishing pole, in addition to the trap line and this afternoon we had a fish on both lines at the same time. Must have been a family outing. Nice size fishes about 12 inches, not sure of the kind of fish. Never caught them before. They taste delicious, no scales, firm white meat. Last night and this morning we had heavy clouds and some rain. Strong winds during the night from the North. It has become much cooler. The sun came out mid day. As you might have noticed in yesterday’s posting title I was confused in the day of the week, so I missed the Cryptogram. The wind direction forecast for the next few days is more favorable and we should be back to 100 plus days. I talked to Herb last night and will do so to-night at 11 p.m.