The second day of the passage had some lighter winds and seas but we still made good time; although we did motorsail when the wind and waves were such that the sails started flapping. We did catch a glimpse of Nakesa and we remained in VHF contact with Graham, we exchanged weather information as he had access to e-mail and GRIB files, and we participated in the SSB weather net run by Herb.

Nakesa on the horizon Day 2 of the passage from Norfolk to St. Martin, Nakesa's sails are just visible on the horizon. She'll later overtake us during the night and I think this was the last time she was behind us during the whole trip.
(2011-12-09 21:33:53 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/100s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Nakesa on the horizon
Stratus cloud layer ahead Day 2 of the passage from Norfolk to St. Martin, here we are approaching the overcast stratus clouds which, fortunately, never turned into nimbostratus for us (the "nimbo" part means rain)
(2011-12-09 21:34:19 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/100s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Stratus cloud layer ahead
Daytime napping on passage Day 2 of the passage from Norfolk to St. Martin, here Carmen and Bernd are taking a nap during the relatively warm daytime hours (note that they aren't wearing the yellow oilskins)
(2011-12-09 21:34:12 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.5, 1/20s] ISO 100 Focus 2.00m)
Daytime napping on passage
Nothing but seas and clouds Day 2 of the passage from Norfolk to St. Martin, with nothing in sight except for the unending ranks of waves and the constantly changing clouds in the skies.
(2011-12-09 21:34:34 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/100s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Nothing but seas and clouds
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