Jon Sanders on Perie Banou II. Blog 5

The west coast of Australia is now a long way behind…

Blog Post 5 by Jon Sanders: 29th November 2016

Hi all,
The west coast of Australia is now a long way behind. Then it was 3 reefs in the mainsail.  Windy.

A wind one gets in the region – history shows it has been the same over the past 400 years – Southerlies.

Soon the wind bends and we get the South East trades proper.

For the first 1,000 Nautical Miles, the Trades were what I expected. (What I had found in former years).

I.E.: very strong southerlies leaving the Australian shore (Shark Bay) and quickly becoming SE & ESE light and light moderate.

Half way across the Indian Ocean the winds became fresh, sometimes strong – near gale.  Rough ride

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