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Day 13

That is right, 13 days at sea...in a row!  That’s 312 hours, 18,720 minutes, 1,123,200 seconds. But who’s counting? We are motor-sailing through the doldrums, keeping an eye out for squalls, catching up on sleep and drying all of our gear. The inside of Bravo looks like a laundromat. Except it smells less of lavender and… Continue reading Day 13

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Day 10

Bravo kept us on our toes today. Early morning, we turned on the engine to charge up our batteries. On startup Andy noticed it wasn’t running right. Within minutes the alarm went off, and we saw smoke coming out of the engine compartment. Andy killed the engine, grabbed one fire extinguisher, I ran towards the… Continue reading Day 10

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Day 8

Dear Mother Nature, If you could be so kind as to send an edible fish in the general direction of our lures we’d kindly appreciate it. You are giving us great weather and cooperating seas so I’m not trying to be greedy. I’m sorry, you are the best. Loooove you. Kind regards, Bravo Stats Date:… Continue reading Day 8

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Day 7

We are a third of the way there! Yeah!! Our spinnaker wrapped around the forestay and Matt helped untangle it. That was exciting. We saw big blue ocean. That was exciting. We listened to 80’s classics and cheesy 90’s music. That was exciting. We’ve been riding waves this afternoon, hitting speeds of 9-10 knots. That… Continue reading Day 7

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Day 6

Happy birthday to my mom!! Amo mami. 🙂 🙂 Today was another great day. The winds died down yesterday evening and it doesn’t feel like we’ve quite hit the trades (not as consistent as we had expected), or at least we are right on the edge. Last night we lowered the spinnaker, gybed and turned our… Continue reading Day 6

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Day 5

Flying fish are funny little creatures. They are super speedy, dashing out of the water through the waves faster and for longer than I would have thought. There are also slimy, scaly and bouncy little buggers. I now possess this knowledge after getting personal with one, trying to save its life after it flew inside… Continue reading Day 5