Rain Squalls everywhere. We must have been hit with
20-25 over the past 3 days. One late yesterday was long and hard enough
for me to take a cockpit shower in it. The weather is very warm, the sea
is at 80 degrees, so being outside in the rain is not uncomfortable. Judy is too
modest for outside al fresco bathing even though land is 500 miles
What is uncomfortable, is constantly having to deal
with the changes in wind speed and
direction. Plus we are going dead downwind so all the rain comes in the
companion way unless we have the wash board in and hatch closed.
The other aspect is the rolling. I've talked about
it enough and we've had enough of it to last a lifetime.
We had a particularly good dinner last night. A beef dish
Judy dreamed up that still has my mouth watering.
This voyage is going faster than we expected so we will
have a lot of food left for later. Our fridge and freezer is doing a good
job protecting everything and we even still have fresh fruits and
vegetables. Some bananas are still green.
One of these days, we may even harvest some of the flying
fish that board us every night for breakfast. I understand they are good
So far we've sailed 2183 non stop miles and have exactly
500 more to go to Barbados.
I mentioned we are near several other boats, (non of whom
we've spotted yet) all going to Barbados. We will surly have a party there
when we all meet.
One boat, Vision, is slightly ahead of us. It is a
56 foot Catamaran and I think we will catch them. I keep thinking about
putting up the asymmetrical kite to go a little faster, but I know Judy would
kill me if I even mention it. She is right too, the squalls would take
care of the sail and maybe the boat and us also.
I had a scare when I turned on the computer and clicked on
Outlook Express and it wouldn't open. Without it I have no way of
communicating with Express Mail, the people that bring you the blog.
It was a little problem with the way it was turned off and restarting the
computer took care of it.
Alls well on board.