Day 4

What a difference a day makes!

We did 153 nm in the last 24 hours, with most of it coming after midnight.

We think we have a shot at a 200 nm day today given the weather forecast along our current boat speed over 8 knots, including a 5 hour run this morning with an average speed over 9 knots. We are currently at 24.45.647 n 118.45.053 w at a heading of 196m and have 14 knots of apparent wind on our starboard aft quarter. We are currently sailing with full main and jib in bright sunshine through beautiful blue seas. Trade winds rock!

We spent most of last night with a reef in the main and at one point Jenna had to take in a reef in the jib when the apparent wind hit 28 knots during our second squall of the evening. We also came within 6 nm of two different freighters. For dinner I made a lemon pepper roast pork loin on a bed of root vegetables with a braised kale mix on the side. I’m told it was pretty good.

We woke up this morning to find 3 squid on deck, used two of them as bait but still haven’t caught any fish yet.

Everyone is doing great, and Sophie really likes this.

3 thoughts on “Day 4

  1. We love your blog!!! We have friends who are also following your progress. What an adventure! One of our friends who is an avid sailor to many worldwide ports said that “sailboat kids” are some of the smartest she has met and she is a psychologist with the Seattle school district. Have fun…Steve and Colleen

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