Last night Brian and the crew pulled up on the beach and camped. They were back on the water at 07:00 EST this morning--just 8 1/2 hours of rest. They spent an hour tied up a dock, and then they headed back out into the Gulf. We don't know why he was there, but it wasn't for gas.
Today's weather forecast: Sunny all day--0% chance of rain. Winds from the east at 13 mph. Temperature will vary from 70 (night) to 80 (noon) degrees. The humidity at 08:00 EST is 50%. Sunrise 06:43 --Sunset 18:33.
Brian and crew sailed from 08:00 until after midnight. That is about 16 hours sailing time. According to the point-to-point calculator. They only made 20 nm of progress. But that doesn't begin to tell today's story. The wind must have veered around a good part of the day. Look at their track around the middle of the day. That is a lot of ground lost--twice.
Then they tacked down the coast for hours.
Well after dark they had to thread their way through a muddle of sandbars and small islands. (Shown here in daylight) About 30 minutes after midnight they made the checkpoint at Chokoloski. The satellite shows them tied up at a dock, Chokoloski Park and Marina.
After four days they appear to be quite a bit more than halfway there. But sailing is about a lot of things the skipper can't control--he can only control how he responds to them. Here is their progress on the big map: