Current position as of 0000 UTC July 09 is 28°25’N 157°23’W Current Heading: 350°M Total distance made good (DMG) = 422 nm DMG last 24hrs (0000UTC-0000UTC) = 58 nm Engine hours = 0 Avg true wind speed (TWS) = 4.8 kts Avg speed over the ground (SOG) = 2.2 kts Avg swells = 2 ft Recap of Day 4 You can tell by the numbers that the light winds have continued, as we try to make our way north out of Hawaii. Our weather charts show us coming up right in the middle between two high pressure systems, chasing a stationary occulded front, where there MIGHT be a little bit of wind. Overall though, the skies have really cleared up for us. With the winds so light and the sails constantly flogging back and forth as we rock in the long rolling swells, we finally got around to putting the whisker pole out on the headsail. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t really enough wind to fill the sail most of the time, even on the pole and we ended up dropping the main to stop it from flogging back and forth. In the afternoon Ty baked an awesome loaf of crusty hearth bread, and for dinner he baked a couple of nice big piececs of Mahi in butter and garlic, which turned out incredible! To go with these, I made a slaw and we had absolutely delicious fresh fish sandwiches! As the sun set over the horizon, the skies remained clear and we didn’t have any rain showers over night. For a couple of hours after sunset we did enjoy a perfect “man in the moon” moon, before it set giving way to lots of stars, and a very rocky, rolly, slow night. Here’s to hoping we find a little bit of wind somewhere out here one of these days! Cheers, Hillary & Ty

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