Bill gave a fascinating Ted talk on clouds and weather yesterday. Entire crew hung on every well-delivered phrase. He has a gift for making the complex understandable. Great diagram too (see below, our shp’s lawyer says it is not copywrited)!. Winds now coming from the East, exactly on our nose, We are motorsailing with main only to keep closer to course, waiting for the wind to clock south. This is slow going! We are however enjoying the comparative calm and getting a bit of housecleaning done.
Yesterday lunch was tuna salad on homemade boat bread. Also had homemade cinnamon raisin bread. Wow Jackie. Jackie just now gave me a bowl of rice for after-lunch and I asked for butter on it, which she thinks is totally bizarre. Someone back me up here.
Mary’s prep of the laundry, bedding and towels for everyone was amazing. We all talk about how her little touches made this a better trip. Like the little clips for our water bottles, so perfect. You can see them in the picture, snug at the binnacle in all weather, instead of constantly tossing about. Thanks and love you. And by the way, you were so right on the towels, the one I hated is definitely my favorite. Everyone also has Mary to thank for insisting on the tracker.
Today I took a series of day-in-the-life photos. Please note that this was prior to housecleaning. Also note the view behind Tom, which is typical of our empty horizons.