Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 1 - getting our sea legs!

Moondance Stats:
LATITUDE: 12-42.36S; LONGITUDE: 147-33.97W
COURSE: 358T; SPEED: 5.5
24 HOUR RUN: 142m

All is well on board!

We left Rangiroa, Tuamotu yesterday, at 02:00 pm our time (00:00 Zulu time). We started with light winds that quickly built up to 15 - 20 mph, which is great. Our seas are a little confused, but not too bad. We were actually able to get some sleep last night. There was one big squall that passed through this morning and we are expecting more. But, we are prepared!

A couple of pods of dolphins have come and visited us, but that is about it. We can see Evergreen's light occasionally, but no other boats in site. We did enjoy the beautiful moon last night - great to sail by.

We are going to be on a starboard tack the whole way to Hawaii, so it is a constant shuffle trying to keep everything on the starboard side of the boat from shifting to the port side, but we are keeping up with it - so far!

I have started listening to the Harry Potter series on tape - it is a great way to pass the time during my watches. I am 1/2 way done with my first book - only 6 or 7 more to go (I forget). Good thing I have lots of time!

Hope you are all well - we miss you...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

your are making good time already what a clever way to help you stay alert on watch so happy that there is a nite light in the distance that keeps you company Love Mom