Hiro’s Journal / ヒロ日記 04.02.2019, Day 37

4月2日 日本時間午前7時 37日目 天気曇り

北緯17度08分 東経170度02分  東の風20ノット 波1 メートル  ヘデ ィング280度 船速6.5ノット

【37日振りのシャワーをエンジョイ】 

昨日も風が落ち、ボートスピードが何とゼロに。我慢できずにエンジンで風を求めて走りました。航海の前半で、燃料を多く使用しており、余裕がないので、日の出1時間ほどで切りました。

一時は、予定より4日ほど早く着けるのではないかと思われるくらい、いい風に恵まれていたのですが…。私にはもっと忍耐を鍛える必要があるらしく、風からトレーニングを受けさせてもらっている(笑)。

しかし、良いことも。シャワーを37日ぶりに浴びることができました。でも温かいゆっくりとしたものではなく、セールをセットしていたところ、まとまった雨が降ってきたので、髪の毛と体をサッと洗っただけです。それでも相当すっきりしました。恵みの雨に感謝。

早く日本に着いて、ゆっくり温泉に入りたいなぁ。

April 2nd, 7 a.m., Day 37, Weather: Clear

17.08 N  170.02 W, East 20 kts.winds

Wave high: 1 meter, Course: 280, Boat speed 6.5 kts

[ Enjoyed the first shower in 37 days ]

Winds went down, and the boat speed became zero yesterday.  We just could not stand the situation and turned on the engine to look for some winds. We used a lot of fuel at the beginning of the voyage, so we turned it off an hour before the sunset.

At one point during the voyage, we were blessed with some great winds, and our expectation was 4 days earlier than our original Estimated arrival time, but… It seems like, I need more patience that the winds are giving me some more training ; )

Well, we had something good too in this situation. I was able to take a shower the first time in 37 days. Not warm shower, but I got to wash my hair and body in the rain while I was working on the sail setting. That was good enough to make me feel refreshed, and I thanked we were blessed with this rain.

I am so looking forward to go to onsen (hot spring bath) in Japan.

2 thoughts on “Hiro’s Journal / ヒロ日記 04.02.2019, Day 37

  1. Hiro,
    Sounds like your fresh water shower was delightful. Certainly refreshing after all the sea spray along the way. Dream Weaver is certainly happy for the fresh water cleansing. as well.
    We continue to cheer for you guys, and always look forward to reading your daily reports as you get closer to your destination.

    Big hugs and regards,
    Rob and Sandrine

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  2. Hiro, nice shower and shampoo photo sporting a Blind Stokers Club jersey. Please let us know when the next bird visitor comes aboard. Club members are following Dream Weaver progress, and my nautical charts have green dots for each day’s fix. I hope the wind comes back soon, so i can win the anchor pool with my guess. Safe sailing to you and Doug! ps – you guys would have enjoyed the Schooner regatta in San Diego last weekend; the Californian (official tall ship of the state) won overall honors.

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