Day 12 Transpac 2017
14 July 2017 | Pacific Ocean
We are 423 miles away from Honolulu and it is Hot Hot Hot. We are about to make our last gibe for Hawaii and are excited to be on the home stretch. We have unfortunately dropped to second place, but we are hoping our hotter angle will close the gap.
Did I say it was Hot! When we are not on deck sailing, we are down in the cabin with the fans going. Since we are under four days from Hawaii, and we have four days of water in our last water tank, It is shower Day! Not only showers, we did laudry too. Since I have been wearing the same sun pants for 11, and shirt for six days, I figured laundry was a good idea. Tony has his on the lifeline also, and I am sure Ted and Jim will follow. We were four stinky boys.
The sea life is getting pretty amazing. We have seen turtles, whales, dolphins, lots of sea birds, and Tony's favorite albatross. Every morning we sweep the decks of flying fish and squid. I was on watch last night when all of a sudden I heard a thud right next to me on the cabin top. There was a little unfortunate flying fish lying there. I wonder what it is like to get hit by one of those torpedoes?
We celebrated Ted's last day of work and retirement today. He requested turkey Tetrazzini with orange juice and rum for his special day. Amazing - he does not seem like he has been working over the last few weeks. All of us are envious.