Passing Bermuda

Wallace's Sailing Adventure on "Arbella"
Mike and Vicki Wallace
Sun 3 Nov 2013 10:03
33:04.5N 64:20.0 W We are about 30 miles from Bermuda, to the north of the
islands. We have continually sailed as close to south as we could, but with
the winds coming from the south, we have been sailing much more east than we
expected. As a result, we expect to 'slingshot' around Bermuda, as the
winds change direction on the other side. It is all about the wind!
Finally, the crew is all feeling good....with seasickness having set in for
a couple of days, with the really rough conditions, we are glad to be
'settled'. For dinner last night Cap (Eric) made a great chicken curry
dish, keeping on the mild we had a delicious hot meal! And it
stayed down! The winds have now decreased into the 18-22 range, and the
seas flattened to 2-4 feet, so we are sailing with the main and jib.
Tonight we have about 80% clear sky so there is great visibility of a star
filled sky, with occasional shooting star. It is always amazing to think
that...with the speed of light at 186,000 miles/sec (it can go around the
earth 7 times in 1 second)....the diameter of the 'known universe' is 400
million light years....there must be life out there somewhere. A great
night for pondering such things.... and our purpose in life, and our small
time here! Even better weather lies ahead...with a Dark and Stormy in
Tortola by Thursday or Friday!