April 8, 2016

Day 8 - 2 milestones

The very light winds have increased slightly so the spinnaker is down after some 40 hours and 1-1/2 nights of sailing with it. We should be in to St Helena sometime tomorrow afternoon. Today's lunch was coleslaw. The green "keep veggies fresh" bags we found in South Africa are doing their thing because the cabbage is keeping well.

Yesterday we marked two important milestones. We crossed back into the Western Hemisphere by crossing the Prime Meridian. We are now West of Greenwich again. Haven't been in this hemisphere since 2011 near Tonga, when we crossed the Pacific. We also saw that we passed 30,000 miles on the GPS odometer. That's more than the circumference of the earth, but we have done a few detours along the way...

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