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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another Day in the Pacific High

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Day #6 of our journey finds us 963 miles from Hawaii, and 1266 miles from San Francisco.

As usual we spend most of our day learning new ways NOT to catch a fish. I will let Mike describe the events of the day, but should mention to Chris that we've already lost 600+ feet of his high test line, and his lure collection will need some "enhancement" upon our return. Fear not, his birthday is 8/16!!

We've also become very good at clearing sections of net from our propeller. Nice that Mike feels so comfortable swimming around taking pictures of the boat and birds in the area. I do not really have any desire to add myself to the oceans food chain.

Still dealing with very light winds. Had hoped to catch the tail of a low sliding over the top of us today. Perhaps we will miss it?? Rage was reporting 35 knots only 100 miles to our North last night. Where is our wind?? Initial 160 gallons of fuel now down to about 120....


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Yup - another day, and another propeller foul with another fragment of fishing net, requiring yet another swim in the Pacific.

I was back in the water and this time I needed to dive under the boat to pull the net off the prop. For some reason we didn't take pictures or video. Perhaps it was because there was a bit more wave action, a bit more current, and it was all just a bit more pucker inducing all around. No problems though, I got the net off the propeller on the first breath.

Flat seas, light winds and motoring opens up a lot more Morpheus venues for the daily cocktail hour assembly. The pic at the top of the post above was taken from the bow. More on the cocktail hour tradition in a future post.

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