Opps Missed a day
01 May 2011 | 32 59'N:137 59'W, Pacific High
Conditions were sloppy and we had a net tangled around the prop so we were just sailing slowly in east winds try to make some progress. Mostly made a little headway to the southeast, then yesterday morning, while Val was on the back deck, he saw a large piece and some rope float out from under the boat. I fired up the motor with Mike and Val in the aft cabin to listen for vibration, and dropped her into gear. Sucess! No vibration and off we went on course for Morro Bay again. That explains the lousy position report. This morning under cloudy skies,light wind and calm seas, we are barreling along at 4 kts. Forecast are winds around 15kts from the north later today so we should start to make up for lost time. Today we will finish off the rest of our eggs and potatoes with a monsterous scramble mess. Should make for a good plug for an early afternoon meal. Most of the time all 4 of us are awake in the late morning early afternoon, and we try to have our main meal then. Rest of t he time is just fix whatever you want for a snack. Jim's freezer/cooler has been a god send as in the freezer mode we still have a few pounds of burger and chicken breast, plus bacon and some sausage. We won't go hungry, that's for sure. All systems are still working just fine, just do routine checks, top off fluids in the motor and generator, check rigged daily, look for chafe points and generally sit in the cockpit reading while fighting off boredom. Mike and Jim made a chess board with painters tape and cardboard on the cockpit table and a few chess matches were held. Winner to be announced at a later date. Remember we cannot see the comments on the blog as there is no internet out here, and you are more than welcome to send e-mail to the boat's e-mail addres at email@example.com. This is via a sat phone so no attachments or phots please! After all of us being plugged into the net for so many years, we are all going thru cell phone/internet withdrawls! Probably worse than quitting smoking!