anolther gorgeous night in paradise
I have to get used to putting in the latitude as
south. We passed 3 big fishing boats last night. They are hard to
figure out; you see a red light and presume they are going from right to left
but they aren’t moving. They are drifting sideways directly at
us. Early responses by our keen eagle eyed crew have avoided any problems.
We contacted a marina in
Last night Thom talked about a video he took off the
internet, showing John and Yoko Ono at a concert in
The nights are special; lying on your back you see a half moon so bright, you think it is so near it must be attached to the mast, and you want to turn it off because it obscures the stars. The dominant sound is the rush of the water by the hull. It is overtaken by the feel of the wind on your face when there is a slight gust or wind shift. Then you hear the water again. And if you open your eyes, the stars have come out more strongly, now that the moon has hidden itself behind some clouds.
We caught a little fish yesterday that we threw back. Dave made special vegy chili with roasted red peppers that gave it a real punch. Unfortunately, during the last few days, we have been throwing out much of our fresh stuff; eggs, lettuce, mangoes, grapes.
Our course is generally on track; we wanted to be a little further
east (146 instead of 148) of
I am reading Melville’s account of his entry into
So far, ours has been a solitary voyage. Upon arriving
in Tahiti, I expect we will meet the boats coming from
Gnerator just needed two starting attempts to get going; hope that’s not something serious. Sam just told me about a new book by a favorite author, Michael Lewis.
Babelfish in da south