Whales, Dolphins and Turtles Oh My!! ABP

Wallace's Sailing Adventure on "Arbella"
Mike and Vicki Wallace
Mon 28 Jun 2021 00:25
36.38.4 N 75.00.6 W
Overnight night watch continued to be made pleasant by the presence of a full moon lighting up the night sky.  Arbella entered the Gulf Stream early this morning which showcased an abundance of marine life.  The morning began with a sighting of 2 pilot whales followed by a small pod of dolphin.  We would see dolphin 2 more times while traveling through the Gulf Stream at an unimpressive 6 knots due to less abundant winds at 5-8 knots thus requiring some motor assist.  We spotted a large sea turtle off the starboard side at breakfast and continued to be impressed by the number of flying fish at play in the GS.  Henry declared it “brownie day” and cooked up a batch prior to lunch.   We’ve been averaging 8 knots on a motor assisted broad reach as the winds fade.  Seas flattened out as we exited the GS around 5pm EST.  Henry continues to be a trooper taking his watch like a true sailor.  Headed to the entrance of the Chesapeake by sunset and on through tomorrow.  Last blog entry for the ABP to come tomorrow.  Best be going to take in our last ocean sunset on Arbella prior to arrival in Annapolis tomorrow.
Arbella Crew