This one might be short since we've spotted another squall
on radar and it is getting close.
Also we are sailing with a double reefed main and full
genoa winged out, which means if the squall brings it's usual higher winds, we
will have to roll up the genoa and that is a two person job.
We keep rolling along to Barbados. Our stop there
will be in Six Men's Bay, Port St Charles. There we will check in and top
off fuel and water plus get some fresh veggies and fruits. Last night we
kept our genoa out fully and raced through the squalls sometimes at over 9
knots. No main, just the genoa. We are now near another boat who is
going to the same harbor so we will probably meet. We've heard him and he
us on the radio for several days, so it will be fun to actually talk in
person. Barbados is only 302 miles up the road. It is hard to fathom
we've come 2385 miles so far. The time has flown by and it seems just like
yesterday that we left. Part of the swift movement of time is that we are
either working to keep the boat moving, or sleeping. There is very little
idle time for reading. When I have nothing to do, what I like most is
watching the big waves come up behind us. It is soothing and relaxing to
see them march up and slide gently underneath us will only a roar.
Being on the boat is like being on the beach at Big Sur. Nothing but
pounding surf, one hundred percent of the time. It is never quiet.
At night with no moon and no way to see them coming, their roar can be a little
unnerving. Our meals continue to be each days high spot. Eating them
without having them all over our faces or laps is another thing. Judy has
found ingenious ways to wedge herself in so she can eat in a little
If you join Jaywalker, you will be treated to fine dining
in pleasant surroundings cooked and served by chef Judy shown here in one of the
many nooks and crannies available for your unforgettable meal
Judy is sitting on a fold down step she uses normally so
she can reach the bottom of the fridge.
So far the squall is passing to port so we may escape this
one. There generally are 5-6 per day and night and as many that miss
All is well aboard.