Top of Day 10
27 July 2008 | Gabriella
So you don't think I have totally lost my mind by my allusion islands. I am not delirious as of yet. Spelling bee material I am not. Westerly trades predominate north of Latitude 40 'N and as soon as 35'N which is about half way between Hawaii and the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. This is not a likely plan actually this is out of the picture but still topic of conversation as of today we have made good progress east. I am still dreaming of the doldrums as it would be ideal. Last night was a good rain storm the winds let up to 8.5 for a second filling into 15. This morning up to 21 lulling down to 16 making for a smoother sail the seas are relatively small considering the past high winds. Fishing report one lost Bonita but the tuna made good sushi and tasty when seared. New recipe: coconut, ginger, pineapple sauce over pork tenderloin seasoned in Chinese five spice thank you to Todd. Food at sea becomes a big topic and a challenge when supplies dwindle. Buying in foreign countries is another challenge as you never know what you are getting. Crackers that are sweet instead of salty, tomatoes sauce that tastes like candy, simple corn chips no where to be found and forget horse radish.So you make up new recipes as you go. Another note on laundry back to the good old bucket when out to sea unless you have the luxury of your own machine aboard a definite luxury. Sailing gives you appreciation for the simple things in life which at home are considered chores some which I may now consider a luxury. You can not take things for granted not even the wind.