Hurray! It's Half Way Day
02 April 2012 | somewhere out on the deep blue sea
On every long passage we celebrate small accomplishments and today is a good one -- we're half way to our destination: The Galapagos! When our daughter Carly was young and traveling with us we always made up special "Passage Calendars" that would extend for the duration of the trip and we'd mark it each day with something special that happened such as a whale sighting, catching a fish etc and we'd also mark down our guesses for everyone as to when we'd first see land or cross the equator -- all the milestones. It was fun for all of us and gave us a special memento of the trip when we were done.
This time, since we're traveling with another boat, we revived the tradition and both boats have calendars on board with our predictions and goals. Gives us all something to look forward to seeing who will get the most right -- because this time there's money on it! Terry won the Half Way Day but there's plenty of miles and categories to go.
A real highlight yesterday was running with the spinnakers up nearly all day! What a nice smooth ride. It was especially nice for Vicky on Inspiration at Sea since it was the first time she's flown it on an ocean passage!
We're currently motoring along waiting for the light winds to pick up so we can get the big colorful spinnaker out again today.