Passage to Barbados: Day 11

Day 11: 19 November 2016

After the light winds, lumpy seas, and low distance run of Day 10, we were pleased to welcome the return of the traditional trade winds. Dawn brought 15-18 knot winds from the East. They slowly increased to a steady 20 knots. Laridae enjoyed being fully powered up and carved a nice wake through the waves.

With only 700 miles remaining until we reach Barbados, we passed the important 2/3rds-of-the-way-there threshold. We celebrated with a breakfast of really good crispy-fried bacon and potatoes. Later in the day, we were treated to a brief show of dolphins surfing in the waves. There were about five, fairly small, dolphins that swam with us, surfing in the waves, and frequently darting backwards. We presume that that were chasing flying fish for dinner, or just sport. We have seen many very tiny (5-7 cm) flying fish darting through the air, and occasionally landing on deck.

The return of the solid trade winds improved our daily run to 147 miles.

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