We arrived in Port Louis at 1700 yesterday afternoon after a great passage from Port Mathurin, Rodrigues Island. We are now moored alongside the Customs Dock at 20 09.6S 57 20.0E in company with Vulcan Spirit and Y Not.
Here are the usual graphics...
|Zen Again Track|
|Zen Again Speed|
|Eating the Elephant - Year To Date|
Next the vital statistics...
- Logged distance = 372nm
- GPS distance = 355nm (so overall the current was against us)
- Duration = 2 days 6.5 hours
- Average speed = 6.8 knots !!!
- Average day's run = 163nm
- Best day's run = 175nm !!!
- Minimum speed = 5.0 knots
- Maximum speed = 9.0 knots
- Minimum wind speed = 8 knots
- Maximum wind speed = 22 knots
- Apparent wind angle range = 70 to 160
- Seas up to 2m
- Swell up to 3m, from SE and SSW
- Partly overcast, partly scattered cloud, no rain
- Total = 10 hours
- Driving = 8 hours
- Charging = 2 hours
- The weather and the boat!
On Wednesday night we had an interesting experience with the AIS. We picked up a target whose speed was 175 knots. It turned out to be a SAR aircraft...
|Coastguard Aircraft on AIS (SEAiq on iPad screenshot)|
|Flat Island and Pigeon Rock with Mauritius in background|
|Southbound towards Mauritius|
|Approaching Port Louis|
|Entering Port Louis|
|Alongside the Customs Dock|
At dinner Gunter commented on how long it took them to overtake us on Tuesday night (all night). He said our boat is "bloody fast". That rounded out the day nicely! ;)