Sunday, June 22, 2008

one week recap

First, the latest news. We are sitting in a high:N 35*34 W 150*51 What that means, very little wind. So with the use of computer systems, we are trying to find a good westerly wind to take us to the west coast. The computer has us in that wind within a few hours, however, there is no sign of change. These are the situations that make this an adventure. If this "high" continues, we will conserve on fuel, so occasionally we can charge our batteries. Joe, caught another Mahi today, (that's three so far), while doing our laundry. So, since the seas were flat, we had our first BBQ. The mahi was marinaded in shoyu, ginger and a little garlic for a few hours. We added to our dinner with cole slaw. One of the only green produce that will survive out here. A terrific meal and conversation. The view wasn't bad either. We have seen a little debris thus far. All of it in the last day and a half, in this "high". Spirits are very good, but we are sailors looking for wind. For the crew racing back to Kaneohe, last night I could have used a third layer below the waist.

Here is a peek at our watch schedules: Don and I 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. noon until 6 p.m. 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. Joe and Ellis 6 a.m. until noon 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. Looking forward to our winds freshening,

John, Don, Ellis and Joe

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