16 August 2012 | 610 to go to the SF Light Bucket (as of 9:10 PM)
(from Bob) This morning we finished our stint of 20 plus knot winds for the past 2 days. The crew and I were expecting the winds to last till this evening, but were pleasantly surprised when they diminished. We have been motor sailing most of the day, making 6+ kts VMG.
I just finished my shift and at 8:25 saw an overturned motorboat. At first it looked like a piece of dock, but as I got closer I saw the defined shape of a motor boat. I had to disengage the autpilot to be able ot steer around it. Makes you think about what else is out there as we blast into the night.
The crew is rested up with this pleasant day. Scott cooked some chicken noodle soup. Imagine my surprise to find onions, potatoes and Chicken Thigh... It was still tasty. Thank you Scott, it was a hot meal well needed.
Well, I should get a grib to see how long these pleasant seas will last. It is great to get off watch and still have dry clothes.
Currently (9:10 PM) Bsp 7.93 COG 062 AWS 17 AWA -75 TWS 15 TWD 320 Main Reefed. Storm Jib up and eased. Engine 2100 PRM Barro 1012 Lat 36 01N Long 135 06W