Days 21, 22 and 23 of Pacific Crossing
19 May 2012 | 02 28.881'N:130 10.960'W
Day 21: 27 nms, Day 22: 60nms, Day 23: 53nms. Miles to Go: 906
Day 21: When the sun rose, it looked like we were in the eye of a hurricane. We were completely surrounded by dark thunderstorms. Since we were both exhausted from staying up all night, due to the numerous storms we had that night, we decided to heave to. We spent the day resting, sleeping and eating a bit. Around 5:00pm, both of us feeling refreshed, we continued on our way. The night was uneventful and the sky was full of stars. We both got to watch the bioluminesence from the squid in the water, which was pretty cool to see.
Day 22: Without the mainsail and no following seas, we are slowly moving along. We played Yahtzee in the afternoon to help pass the time. The night was again, clear and full of stars, including views of the milky way.
Day 23: The day started with nice winds, moving at 4 knots (this is currently a good speed for us). At about noon, the winds died. We had extremely light winds all afternoon, evening and night. We had another clear night, full of stars, the milky way and squid watching.
All is well on Tanga and the crew is still smiling. We're both excited about hitting the equator very very soon!!!
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