Day 14, Passage to Easter Island

1245Z 10SEP19, Day 14, Ecuador to Easter Island. We continue to make direct progress and good speed. We have completed two weeks at sea! The winds and seas are slowly coming back down. We are still seeing the occasional gusts and still getting kicked around by the occasional bigger waves. We are hoping things will continue to settle down today.

Current Position: 22 41S 104 30W
24 hour progress: 147nm, 6.1kts avg SOG. Overall progress for the passage is 1924nm with approximately 380nm to go on the great circle route. The weather continues to be a mix of sun and clouds. Overall yesterday was a bit more gray than recent days. Winds continue to vary and are averaging around 20-25kts. We are currently sailing a beam reach with 3 reefs in the main and 3 in the genoa.

The crew is doing alright. Daxton seems to have gotten the bug that Ronan and Megan had. He was feverish, nauseous and slept a good bit yesterday. Hopefully he will be feeling better today. If it is what we had it only seems to last for about 24 hours.

Days are currently about 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness and getting a bit shorter as we continue south. We really are looking most likely to arrive around dusk on the 12th. It looks like we need to either squeeze a bit more speed out or slow waaaay down if we want a daylight arrival. We will see what today brings. Somehow it always seems like we are racing sunset on our arrivals after passages!

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