*(Not the temp, the latitude )
10pm, we are currently sailing. Eric is on watch, steering at 6 knots. Seb and I are sharing not even 2 square meters resting in our sleeping bags. Our feet are cold. But we are good!
The first morning run is fun. Tailwind 15knots, perfect. Visibility: good. The fog comes mid morning and we enter in a wet zone. The rain starts. It’s poncho time!
Back in 2013, I skied in Patagonia with my good friend and expedition partner, Børge Ousland. Since Patagonia and the rain which can occur even on icecaps, I am not leaving for a wet expedition without my poncho. Lesson learned…
However, sailing, it can be tricky to deal with it when we urgently need to move in the cockpit. We keep it for smooth conditions.
From 7am until now, we have been on the water towards the North West. We’ll push it until the wind turns to the North, around midnight, and camp. If it doesn’t we do a quick stop to collect some fresh water and on our way to 76 North!