Last evening, during our daily meeting safety was the main subject. Due to our ongoing electrical issues, some of the crew members needed to be reinsured that we have redundant systems and if one fails we have a backup or backups. This is the case for our freshwater system, generating electricity, communication and emergency systems.
Mark checked and cleaned all the connection to our main satellite communication system and it is back running. Salt and humidity go into everything and are the main cause of failures.
We had excellent swimming conditions today, very little wind, not enough for our sailboat to keep up with us under sail.
Gonzo and James were on the dinghy and enjoyed very much the calm day at sea. Many fish jumped out of the water, few mahi mahis swam right below me for a while. We were at the edge of a warm current and cold water coming from the depth brought with it a lot of nutrients. The water temperature was changing from warm to cold water throughout the day. I swam for 9 hours.
Swam: 13.56 NM
Sunny (could coverage 0/8)
Wind speed: 3 kts
Wind direction: NE
Waves height: 0 m
Waves direction: n/a
Water temperature: 26.6°C