Day 15 Noon Postion 14:47.627N 53:52.434W
Bill and Judy Stellin
Sat 15 Dec 2007 17:55
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 peace
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 experience.
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 us.
All is well aboard.