Sunday, May 21, 2017

Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.

[pos]37 54n 132 39w
[sp]5.5 kts
[w]NE 18 kt
[s]Close reach in lumpy seas and foggy and squally. Challenging to find the smooth line. We are definitely crossing a main shipping lane between Japan and Long Beach. For any of you cheapskate nerds that are reading this, the Digital Yacht NMEA to USB cable is worth every penny. It routes our AIS data to our laptop where we can easily see the closest point of approach of multiple ships at one time. We haven't had to change course for a ship yet. Prior to this gadget, we would have been a lot less informed and wasted a lot of time and worry out here in the lumps.
480 miles to go. ETA morning the 25th.

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