13 Oct Zenith
13 October 2023
It really couldn’t be much better. We’re sailing close to the wind, at a good speed, towards Salvador. The wind is moderate, force 4, with occasional gusts up or down, and the direction remains constant, coming from the southeast. The barometer remains steady around 1019 hPa, and the sky is clear blue. It’s still very warm.
However, we can sense a change because as soon as the sun sets, the first jackets and sweaters make an appearance. It’s a bit chilly, but when you check the thermometer at 4 during the night and it still shows 28 degrees, you realize that “chilly” is quite relative. Another peculiarity: Today, the sun is at its zenith, so it’s literally directly above us. Starting from tomorrow, we won’t see the sun in the south in the afternoon but in the north.