38 30N, 70 23W
All is well this morning. Wind shifted to SW as expected just before midnite last nite, but was kind enough to remain in the 10-12 kn range through the nite. Now, if it does build to 15-20, it willl build in daylight and will be less onerous. Comfort level remains good with minimal pounding as we motor sail upwind under mainsail @1550 RPM burning 3 gals. per hour. As an example, I spent my off watch sleeping in the forward cabin, a rarity for me offshore.
Our current posiition is further south with less Easting than expected, and we shoud be able to enter the GS at 37 56N, 70 02W - about 40 miles South and West of the anticipated entry waypoint. GS entry ETA is 1100 hrs. As of now, sky is partly sunny and winds remain steady at 10-12 knots SW with 3-5 ft seas and this is the wind I anticipate for the crossing. Ken Mckinley will provide a weather update later this morning.
That's all for now,
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