22 May 2012 | Middle of the Pacific Ocean
Greetings from the Pacific Ocean! Today was a good sailing day. We had some steady winds between 8 and 12 knots most of the day. We think we made some great progress today. Tomorrow is forecast to be a little less windy, so we think we might have to do some motoring. We still aren't over the Pacific High and we seem to keep chasing it further north. Scott suggested that we sing "Rocky Mountain High" in order to scare it back down southeast, but Sean disagrees :-). The motor is giving us some trouble, but with some babysitting it is still getting us through calm areas.
A few days ago, we did start seeing some trash from the Pacific Gyre. There were little bits of plastic in the ocean. We've seen what looks like a car fender, and some orange plastic bits floating here and there. It hasn't been much. We doubt we are going through the center of it. Sean keeps hoping for a ghost ship. We spent some considerable amount of time today discussing who would get what if we did find some abandoned vessel out here. Sean says all he wants is the safe. Scott wants the diesel fuel. I guess I get everything else!
We are debating turning our clocks back and hour to get closer to California time. Sunrise is now at like 4:30am now, and that just seems a little early.
We miss all of you!