Tuesday, March 29, 2011


day 5
continue to make good time. We have come 565 miles so far. Had another bumpy night. Lots of discussion today on how to keep it under control. Winds are consistently inconsistent 10-20 knots, is hard for the wind vane to keep up, so have to use the main rudder to help. In general we are heading 240degrees magnetic. Hope to miss the area south of us with no wind. I guess like everything in life there is a trade off - no free lunch so to speak, smooth ride no miles, bumpy ride, miles made good. Is cloudy today, feeling more humid, but still pretty cool. I sewed the opposite velcro piece onto the dodger today, so that the flaps I added to the bimini will cover the hand holds and hopefully keep some of the inevitable rain out. Not the most fun task on a 10-20 degree heal, but one more task crossed off the list. Since it is all about the food :) the menu tonight is meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans. The fruit has been holding up pretty well, lost some green beans to mold, but otherwise I am trying to cook the fresh food up before it goes bad. Ran the generator for a while today, don't think it particularly likes to heel either, but just one more thing to keep an eye on. It all sort of runs together after awhile, can't believe it is already 1530. Only 2200 miles to go.....

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