Celebrating half way
Erik Lindgren/Pia Hultgren
Sat 5 Mar 2016 22:29
Tonight we will celebrate half way between Galapagos and Marquesas in the Frensh Polynesia that we passed a few minutes ago. 1500 Nm to each side –that is 2775 km to land to the east, and to the west.
In the middle of the blue ocean!
3900 meter of water below us.
Currently doing 8 knots (yes, imagine to go in 15 km/hrs for 2775 km...without stopping!),
in a beautiful down wind of 15 knots. This morning we made a change in the sail-set due to dead down wind, so we are now saiing with full main and pulled-out jib.
The weather has now for 4 days in a row been fantastic, sunny and dry. This is almost like a dream.
Yesterday Erik was so happy and lyric and wanted to climb to heaven (se picture).
The big mainsail was his pathway.
But telling the truth, he was just taking care of our main, putting some Sikaflex in the delamination.
Our poor old mainsail is doing his last month at sea going to be replaced with a new one in Tahiti.
This half-way day is special! I felt it on my early morning watch at 6.00 (Galapagos time), starting already to clean the boat.
Now between writing I am baking bread –and fudge cake!
Tonight we will celebrate!
Currently on Spirit:
A lovely mix of bread and choclate cake smell inside Spirit, Anna Klanges Spirit Caribbean mix is in the loudspeaker, sun is shining.
Erik, the chef for tonight mentally prepairs the dinner –perfect american steak, potatoes and nice wine, while at the helm looking proud.
Elsa is peeling the potatoes,
Pia enjoying the music and the wonderful smell sitting by the key-board.
We wish we could share and celebrate this with you all!