08/17/2008, North Pacific Ocean
E mail from Gabriella today Aug. 18 2008
Motor sailing NNE at 5.5 knots. Position 27 00'N 157 39'W The winds have come steadily all day, now blowing at about 10-12 knts, the sea has become very gentle and the conditions are a very welcome change. Last evening at sunset we had a visitor that made a perch behind the helm on the solar panel, got some great photos of Trev at the helm with the bird behind him, he didn't seem to mind us getting close to him, he stayed for a while , but we had a reefing line break on the Genoa and the excitement of us dealing with that was to much for him. We caught two dolphins today both released, their blow holes just we not ready for the fryer. We are all hoping the conditions hold as we are getting into our grove for the long passage and its great not getting tossed about on the ocean. Talk to you soon , love Ted and crew.