Trade Winds

For the fourth day, we are broad-reaching downwind in light winds (Force 3 — 7 to 10 knots), under fisherman and poled-out genoa. The skies are nice and cloudy this morning (cloudy days outside in the tropics are much cooler than sunny ones).

Ham at sea

The shops in the Canaries had a lot of Iberian hams for sale. This is salt-cured meat, which seemed like it would keep well at sea. So we hung one off the backstay and covered it with an old sheet to keep the sun off. Periodically, we cut a piece off. So far, the meat is still very good.