Position 55,10.5N, 19,19.8W. wind SE,25 KT seas moderate, vis poor, sea temp 12.0c, air temp,12.8c Baro 1019 rising. 9 Oct 16.00 UTC
Firstly an apology for missing daily logs, we have had our hands full keeping the boat moving SE against persistent headwinds and squally conditions.
From leaving the intense low systems of greenland the weather has steadily moved towards a pattern of wet, windy, relatively warm lows, overtaking us from behind, producing squalls, some as strong as 50 KT estimated, for a short period. This has meant constant attention to sail plan, engine revs and lookout. The latter being all the more important as we have seen two vessels directly in our track, both picked up on ever working radar and mark one eyeball. A large japanese trawler and a 128m tanker both heading north. Well done watch lookouts.
My crew are content, the vessel is performing well, and we are all hanging in there after a challenging 5 days, We are steadily plowing a sea-furrow east, south east and east again…
ETA DINGLE in two days with a bit of Irish luck for this an Irish flagged vessel.