What a beautiful day!
22 August 2015 | At Sea about 685 miles southeast of Majuro, RMI
Day 7. We have reached the halfway point and are now closer to Majuro than to Wallis. We have passed out of the convergence zone and are now in beautiful blue skies and little white puffy clouse and gentle breeze. We had one of the nicest days sailing ever today. It is touching. After six years of the South Pacific, this is our good bye. And this passage is being one of the nicest and most enjoyable we have ever had. Yes, we complain about the squalls when we have them, but they are part and parcel of sailing. It is like seeds in a watermelon, you just deal with them. Believe me, there are two very happy and cheerful people on this little ship tonight. Then, it is also touching that the last visit in the South Pacific for us was Wallis, which was quite possibly the most enjoyable stop we have had. So, the South Pacific chapter of our "book" ends on a very high note. We will miss it and the wonderful friends we have made on the way.
Speaking of the wonderful friends we have made on the way, to celebrate the half way point, I made a satellite phone call to Thierry, our very dear friend back in Wallis. We had a pretty good idea he would be home for lunch on Saturday after picking up Timotee from sailing lessons. Yes, it worked. It was really good to hear his voice and the news about the improvements he has made on the "Picnic Machine", his Fijian long boat. We also celebrated by playing the song Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock version). A wonderful day.
Now, my Schatzi has gone to bed and it is my watch. For those of you who don't know this word, Schatzi is a German name which means" little treasure". She is the treasure of my life, and makes this man the happiest man there is. Sheesh...mushy, aren't I? It's my blog, I can say anything, heh, heh!!
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Be Excellent to One Another, Rod and Elisabeth, "Your Rock and Roll Argonauts" "Les Pirates d'Honneur"