South of the Equator

We crossed the equator 35 minutes after midnight last night. Since the nights run had us passing many fishing boats by the time we crossed the equator Bill and I were too tired to do more than note it in the log. We are anchored about 20 miles south of the equator behind Cabo Pasado where the rolls are not too bad. A large southerly swell is predicted to increase over the next several days. We will wait here until they subside before making the last 15 miles and crossing the boca into Bahia Caraquez. The last two days of the trip were mostly under sail although last night we dropped the jib and motor sailed so that we could point closer to our goal. The northerly setting current caused us to have to tack thru a wide angle and it would have taken at least another day to reach the anchorage under sail alone.