Sunday, January 23, 2011

Arrived in Sri Lanka.

We arrived in at the city of Galle (pronounced gawl) in Sri Lanka, from Chalong in Thailand, on January 22nd, 2011 after a passage of 1150 nautical miles (2139 km) that took us 8 days, 17 hours and 30 minutes for an overall average speed of 5.5 knots. This very long passage was actually pretty quiet as we motorized the first 4 days by lack of wind then had a slow sail for about 4 more days. Then, as we reached the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the wind picked up and on top of a 2.5 knot current we were flying at more than 8 knots for the last day!