Crew is doing well. Conditions are a bit bumpy and Andy and I are thoroughly impressed with Matt’s resistance for seasickness. Sky is clear, ocean is deep blue and all around us. Last night we saw a cruise ship and today we’ve only seen 2 barges and a handful of brown-footed boobies that kept diving on our fishing lines. No birdie no, bad birdie! One bird dove for the squid on our line and got tangled. Andy hove to and we were able to rid it free from the lines.
Night watch was a little tough and I’m feeling a tad sea sick but that is 100% to be expected after the month-long stay on the docks. My body will adjust soon. Bravo is doing fantastic and she’s been averaging 7.5 knots on the beam. It’s a wonderful feeling to ride the waves and see her reach 8 to 10 knots over ground. Matt dosed though night watch but enjoyed the undisturbed starlight and shooting stars.
We’ve kept in radio contact with 2 of our buddy boats. Both left at the same time as we did and are 6 and 20 miles away from us as I type. It’s great to be within VHF frequency of them, and on our daily check in we were surprised by 2 other buddy boats departing the bay. We look forward to staying in touch.
Good night everyone. Until tomorrow, Bravo out.
- Date: 3/18/18
- Time: 0000 UTC
- Position: 19°09.580’ N 107°43.693’ W
- Course (Heading): 230 T
- Speed: 7.5 knots
- Wind direction and speed: N 20 knots
- Swell direction and height: N 4-6 ft
- Cloud cover: 5%
- Barometer 1012 hPA
- Status: All well
- Distance traveled (nm): 168
- Distance to go (nm): 2538
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