After some motoring last night thru rain (boat wash) we are now hard on the wind heading southwest in moderate south winds. A small bird (canary?) landed aboard yesterday but did not survive the night. We passed thru the gulf stream and even though conditions were calm it still created a small bouncy chop. The water and air temps are now almost 80d. Large rafts of sargasso weed.
1200 UTC position: 36d09'N, 67d20'W, course 145dM, speed 7 kn.