Day 10, Passage to Easter Island

1245Z 06SEP19, Day 10, Ecuador to Easter Island. The weather yesterday was quite pleasant and mostly sunny. We continue to make direct progress and good speed - averaging 5.8kts for the past 3 days. We seem to also be getting a small favorable current assist. The winds are forecasted to pick up and we have started seeing higher averages and higher gusts, though we continue to have the ranging variations in wind direction and speed.

Current Position: 15 24S 097 19W
24 hour progress: 140nm, 5.8kts avg SOG. Overall progress for the passage is 1321nm with approximately 975nm to go on the great circle route. Winds continue to vary and are now averaging between 20-25kts. We are currently sailing a beam reach with 3 reefs in the main and 2 in the jib.

The crew is doing well. The boys continue to have excess energy and are a bit stir crazy. They seem to go through a good fight and then play Legos together quite nicely afterwards. Yesterday we got Daxton to do a bunch of exercises which helped a good bit. Our red-footed booby hitch hiker stayed with us throughout the day and night yet again. Apparently he's happy riding our way. We have also seen some storm petrels and other small birds. Besides the bird companions there is not much else; just the vast seas of blue and skies that open then cover with clouds. We haven't seen any other vessels in days and days now. It makes our immediate world seem small and the proverbial world seem extremely vast.

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