February 11, 2009 – Difficult day with shifting winds: 20 knots, 2 knots, east, northeast, north, southeast, black clouds with no wind. Ten sail changes today, all for naught, go 12 knots in the right direction, then 9 knots completely in the wrong direction, then 2 knots and lose steerage, six- to seven-foot waves with no wind driving them, choppy from different directions. What is going on here?

It’s been very frustrating to say the least.

Encountered a ship last night, starboard to starboard passing, called him on the VHF radio when abeam 1/2 mile off, suddenly his radar went on, don’t think he had any idea we were there.

Full moon has been spectacular.