Blog Post 5 by Jon Sanders: 29th November 2016
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…