Position: 14,56.35S , 123,17.19E
We were desperate today for a fair breeze and were grateful to get a light ESE wind at breakfast that carried us down to where we were two days ago. The wind then died and we have drifted a couple of miles to the West. It still feels like progress after two days of trying - and failing - to hold our position against light and fluky head winds, and adverse currents. Spirits remain high and everyone on board is committed to finishing the voyage under sail. We still have nearly two weeks to finish the last half of the voyage after taking just four days to complete the first half. The clouds gathering in the East this evening look promising for wind. Despite the lack of clear progress towards Port Hedland, this weather has been good for some painting and the ship is looking better and better every day.