Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sunrise and spinnaker

another in a series of catchup blog posts. please read below for another.
We will be making several posts tomorrow to catch up.
I'm a little late on this post, we've been having email problems from
the sat phone lately.

after 2.5 days of strong winds, steady 25 to 30 knots with gusts to 40
knots, and 20 foot crashing waves, the cockpit full of water and spray,
(youtube posts to follow when we get home), rain and thunderstorms,
excitement, etc. the winds finally subsided to 10 knots just in time for
sunrise on Wednesday morning, when we decided to launch the chute
(spinnaker). I'm in my glory! Having the spinnaker flying, pulling the
boat forward, the morning sunshine, me at the helm driving the boat
while sipping my morning coffee, does it get any better than this?
(This pic is just after launching the spinnaker at sunrise!)

On Wednesday afternoon the winds dropped completely. we had to motor,
stop for a couple of swims in the ocean, reel in a couple of Mahi Mahi
that Rob caught, which quickly turned into the freshest possible sushi
you could imagine, clean the boat, eat, sleep, swim, etc. its a tough
life out here!

after a day and half of motoring, and another excellent meal of fresh
caught grilled fish, we are now able to set sail again. only 435 miles
to go to the BVI's!

thanx for following everyone!


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