Enough electricity / 電力十分

Dream Weaver current location on March 6th at 9:27 a.m. Japan Time

22.0472 N 127.5344 W, Course 265° , Boat speed: 2.9 kts

We continue to make steady progress toward Hawaii with the expectation of having good winds from Thursday until our waypoint just south of the Big Island.   If all goes per plan,  we should get there March 17.   The winds after Hawaii currently look favorable.    

Electricity.  Solar array is putting out 10amps at peak hours and between that and occasionally motor sailing , we have had no issues with electricity supply and still have the refrigerator on.     We have not been using the hydorgenerator as we have not needed to and because it adds some drag.  


電力に関して。太陽電池アレイはピーク時には10 amps発電しています。それと時折使っている機走から生じる電力により供給は問題ないので冷蔵庫を使えている状態です。水力発電機は推進力の邪魔にもなるので使っていないのが現状です。

Hiro’s Journal / ヒロ日記より03.05.2019 Day 10



北緯22度03分 経度127度23分 東の風風速7メートル 

波60センチ ボードヘディング260度 船速7.4キロ 

朝、3時~6時のウォッチを終え、しばらくゆっくりした後コックピットでダグと話をしながら、あるいはコックピットの後ろのオーナーズチェアに座り、背中に朝日を受けながら、スターバックスコーヒーのスティックコーヒーを飲むのが、朝の楽しみです。 Keiさん、スタバのプレゼントありがとうございました。

ゆっくりコーヒーを飲んでいると、いろんな思いが表れてきます。 思いが表れるというより、メッセージが送られてくるといった方が近いかもしれません。 これらの内容については少しずつ、皆さんにも伝えていきます。


[My cup of morning coffee]

March 5th, 2 p.m. / March 6th 7 a.m. Japan Time, Day 10, Weather: Clear

22. 03 N 127.23 W, East wind, Wind speed: 7 meter

Wave hight: 60 cm, Course 260°, Boat speed: 7.4 km/h

After my mid-night watch between 3 to 6 a.m., I get to relax for a while. Then Doug and I stand at the cockpit or either sit at the owners chair located in the back of the cockpit where we get the sunrise light on the back. One of my favorite thing in the morning is to have a cup of coffee with Doug over some conversations. Thanks Kei for your Starbucks coffee sticks!

Many thoughts come out while I enjoy my cup. Maybe those are rather messages I am receiving. I would like to share them with you a little by little later this voyage.

It’ll take about two more days till we reach the trade wind area. Currently, very weak wind, but we will move forward somehow.

This image is for illustrative purposes.