Laughter and joy in the cockpit! Selfies on the bow! Youngsters will be posting pics soon! All this because we finally had a break in the weather. Winds have moderated to 26 knots, seas have subsided, massively, and by comparison we feel like we are in Nantucket Sound. FINALLY some favorable current. Now doing a very comfortable 10 knots speed over ground. Still double reef in the main. Last night was work. Every good port is earned, and we did some earning. Winds stayed in the high 20s and low thirties until about noon, with highest observed wind speed at 37.7 knots. Squalls passed late night and morning, rain and distant lightning. We all felt safe and secure, but the hand steering is a workout and the auto pilot just cannot steer through the high seas. We are so delighted to have slightly settled conditions, if only for a while.
We pulled 6 casseroles out of the Yeti cooler and packed them in the ship’s freezer, having made room. Last night we had Jackie’s wonderful Kale, Chicken and couscous. Lunch today was turkey and avocado sandwiches. Matt is at the helm, singing “hooked on a feeling”. Liz gave our very first Ted talk, on the origin of the earth and it’s crust. Well prepared and well delivered. Happy Sunday to all, keep the comments coming!