Final Stretch - Day 2
25 June 2010 | Even with Jacksonville, FL (90 miles out)
Safaritu (Shore Crew)/Clear, light wind, in gulf stream
Making decent progress - mix of light air sailing and motorsailing throughout the last 24 hours. We hit the gulf stream at about noon today - we are motoring at a nice relaxed 4.7 knots through the water, but the stream is pushing us due north another 3.3 -3.5 knots for a speed made good of 8.0 - 8.3 knots! Very calm seas and (unfortunately) no wind. Given the latest forecast, looks like we will be motoring for the next 36 hours. Oh well, at least we're going fast in the right direction! Right now we are nearly even with Jacksonville, FL about 90 miles out.
Caught our first fish of the trip this morning on the green/yellow lure - it was a small Mahi - so small in fact, that we felt bad and threw him back. Maybe that will appease Nepture and he will provide us with the big bull Mahi we have been looking for!
Replaced our raw water pump this morning - our old pump was leaking pretty badly.
Everyone is doing well (including Bobo the autopilot who is doing most of the work) - we are planning on flank steak on the grill tonight for dinner.
Hope all is well!
Scott & Jen & Grant & Amelia
1325 June 25
SOG 8.2 knots