Wildlife of the Sea Gardner Island Kiribati
25 July 2008 | Gabriella
With Gardner Island Atoll 135 miles behind the wilderness remains barely touched by man. Soon after a prayer the dolphins appeared in the surf the first sighting since departing Fiji appearing again on our exit a pod of young dolphin escorting us out I felt a blessing from God. When feeling exasperated I must look to God for comfort and see his hand at work. Renee is feeling so much better along with Trevor and all six of us are having good sea health. I am surrounded by good company. Trevor is playing music on his guitar and starting to sing a beautiful sound to his mothers ears. Todd is a gourmet chef so he adds much flavor to our meals. Janet is cleaning, handling lines, taking the helm and the best crew any one could find because it is topped off with the kindest words and gestures. Ted continues studying the charts and weather conferring with Todd making the best choices available. Renee smiling no matter what. On our lines rigged with Catchy Lures just before dinner last night two yellow fin tunas were caught and one yellow fin tuna head as when the gaff was to come on down to retrieve the good fighting fish a shark of a solid six feet came and axed it with his teeth clean and sharp only the head remained. The wonders of Gods wilderness giving us grateful hearts. Gabriella sails on taking advantage of the wind sending us North East today we are receiving favor one increment at a time. We will continue North for five to six days and reevaluated the situation whether to tack back aiming for Christmas Island or aim direct to Hawaii with a possible tack back from the north meaning sailing close to the Allusion Islands of Alaska. My hope is to be blessed with the doldrums which will put us in a good position and give calm water and a peacful enviroment this vision is up to God and is my prayer at the moment until then I am waiting on the Lord aboard Gabriella to the beat of beating into the wind looking out into the wild.