Day 1: We are rocketing along under full main and reacher, averaging 9.7kn over the last 5 minutes.
Day 1: the bigger beam seas are coating ADAGIO with salt - the price of sailing at 10-12kn in the 23kn TWS (true wind speed)
Day 3: from the log - ADAGIO covered 203 nm last 12 hours. Just took a big wave square on the port saloon windows - saw it coming too!
Day 4: Full moon under the boom at sea
Day 4: The rainbow encourages the hope of a good "boat wash" -- we are crusted in salt everywhere.
Day 5: Sunrise astern
Day 5: It is more relaxing passing these big guys in the day time.
Day 5: Another booby joined us at sea.
Day 5: The booby circled the boat looking for a landing place.
Day 5: Hitching a ride across the Coral Sea is not such a bad idea.
Day 6: ADAGIO is the green boat south of the Great Barrier Reef as we sailed into the Capricorn Channel.
Day 6: We're still following the sun, never caught it though.
Day 7: Sunrise over the Great Barrier Reef - with an unusually clear horizon.
Day 7: This is the third breach by "Mom". The first breaches was very close aboard, but we were occupied with the genset and just glimpsed the splash. No camera of course.
Day 7: So Steve scrambled below for the Canon SLR and medium-telephoto. Then back on deck to whip the camera around for some blurry pics of the second breach (not shown).
Day 7: By this sequence of the third breach Steve had the SLR in hand. We say this is "Mom" because we could clearly see a very young whale swimming alongside.
Day 7: three breaches near ADAGIO -- what a lovely welcome back to the Great Barrier Reef!
Day 7: Sunset, no green flash.
Day 7: Radar image of some of the dozens of anchored ore carrier ships anchored off of Mackay Harbour. This was an eerie sight as we arrived at night.
Day 8: Our "guardian angels", "knights in shining armour", and once again ADAGIO can maneuver with both engines!