27 27N 152 31 W
15 August 2012 | 1623 to go to the SF Light Bucket
(from Bob) We had nice weather today. Wind mostly around 11 knots and VMG was around 6 knots.
I made boiled eggs and cup of noodle for breakfast. It was enjoyed by all. Scott made pasta and squash with chicken thighs for dinner. Unfortunately he was not feeling like eating.
I tried driving form the low side to avoid getting a wet seat form the waves that come over the bow and come back along the deck and then into the cockpit. I thought it was working rather well till a wave splashed over the windward side of the boat and landed directly on me. This gave the opportunity to drive standing up while I was drying off. I found that I could drive the boat much better standing up. I can feel the heel of the boat more accurately and get it going faster sooner.
Before we left, I was asking Nathan why boats collect so much stuff (other people stuff). I don't think I got a verbal answer, but I do have his swim trunks, glasses and possibly sandals. There are also kneepads that were left on the lifelines, and a shirt that was attached to the spin pole.
We cleaned and cleaned looking for the diesel leak, but didn't find the source. Fortunately it has subsided. It definitely made for some slippery floor boards.
We should be one quarter of the way home tomorrow. (1547 to go) I think that will be 4 days in, so hopefully we can get back in 16 days or less.