18 June 2009 | Pacific
Another great day of sailing! We seemed to have picked up a current and are cruising right along. Yesterday we were four miles short of a 200 mile day..woohooo!!
As I write this we have 13kts of wind from the SE, light seas and are humming along at 8.5/9kts. No fish as of yet but plenty of squid have bounced up on deck. O is collecting them to make a calamari salad, of which he will be enjoying alone, not sure I do deck squid.
I did not make glitter fish with the kids today because everyone was still finding their schedule, which usually takes at least twenty four hours. Ben took a long nap this afternoon and was back to himself when he woke up. I didn;t have craft time but they did get to open a little present. Sam opened a play coffee set and Ben a bionicle type thing which is impossible to put together. I was helping him assemble it when I broke a pretty major piece. Ben was horrified.
We had a strange thing happen this afternoon. We were inside chatting when we heard a loud rumble which kept getting louder. We ran out on deck and a sea helicopter came precariously close to us, we thought he was going to land, he circled a few times, gave us a thumbs up and when we responded in kind he nodded his head and they flew away. The helicopter had an Italian flag on the side so maybe it was a tour of some sort but we had already cleared Isabella by 40 miles. As it was flying away I was struck by the fact that other than my family that is the last human being I am going to be seeing for three weeks....kind of a strange thought.
So, thus far all is great on Indy. Nice sail, great weather and everyone in good spirits.