Sweet baby Jesus
07 August 2016 | 36 45'N:145 18'W, 1125nm from HI
Things got biblical in the galley this morning as I was prepping the frozen taquitos. We bought a box of taquitos as a last minute grab while "provisioning" in HI, and Mike had the bell-ringer idea yesterday to have some for breakfast. So I dig out the bag from bottom of the freezer, pull out 12 for breakfast, and then decide to divide up the remaining into ziplock bags for safe keeping. O...M...G - they seemed to multiply as I was pulling them out of their orginal wrapping! If that's the bread, now I'm hoping the fellas can provide an endless supply of fish from the transom. And BTW, taquitos for breakfast are the bomb!
We motorsailed overnight, which allowed me to catch up on some sleep. I've been getting pretty good rest, but had spent most of the night before on deck since we were in that go/no-go zone for saililng/motoring. So last night I went to bed at midnight while motoring under bare poles with an extensive matrix of instructions for the fellas based on wind speed, wind direction, sea state and boat speed (blank stare allowed - seen my share of those (TIC)). At 3:30 I was up to use the head and noticed we were in a non-optimal part of the matrix and assisted in raising the reefed main to get a small boost and dampen the rolling. After winding down for a few minutes back in my bunk, I slept until 8:15!
We're about a day out (hopefully) from the beginnings of our new wind on the SE side of the high, at which time we'll make our last tack and head for the barn. Don't be surprised if our course bends to the north as we suck it up on stbd tack for a while as the winds shift left. We want to make a little north anyway, but will be choosing between motorsailing and motoring based on the matrix.
Finally, Fireball is chillin' in the freezer in prep for our halfway party this afternoon/evening. That's halfway (1035nm) *to" SF if you followed the previous discussion ;-)