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Day 3

We are getting into the rhythm with consistent 15 knot winds throughout the day. We are hand steering as much as possible to give Auto a rest. The crew is doing well. Bob and Minty (basil and mint plants respectively) are not looking so hot. The salt water is not to their liking. Last night we had a morale boosting smoky paprika chickpea and tomato stew for dinner and today we’ve been munching on almond butter, celery sticks, mandarins and our new “Bravo taco” (salami, cheese, avocado in a flour tortilla). Tonight’s meal aboard this luxury cruiser is a cucumber and carrot Vietnamese noodle salad. Trying to get our veggies in! We had a thorough debate about the most effective way to ration our Snickers supply and settled on Snicker Sunday.

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Eating well

The swells are about 4 to 6 feet and producing waves that are pretty fun to ride, although they contribute to a bumpy sail. I reached 9.8 knots boat speed at the helm, and with both dudes asleep at the cockpit, I had to air high five myself. We’ve our friends from SV Tioga 5 miles away on our aft quarter. It’s awesome to have a familiar sail in range in this vast open sea of nothingness. They are a much larger vessel but Bravo will be the one to beat. 😉

Good night everyone. Until tomorrow, Bravo out.

Stats

  • Date: 3/19/18
  • Time: 0005 UTC
  • Position: 17°43.351’ N 110°10.246’ W
  • Course (Heading): 235 T
  • Speed:  7.0 knots
  • Wind direction and speed: N 17 knots
  • Swell direction and height: N 4-6 ft
  • Cloud cover: 5%
  • Barometer (hPA): 1012
  • Status: all well
  • Distance traveled (nm): 333
  • Distance to go (nm): 2373

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