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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! - MW Morpheus Log Day 2 -11/22 4:00 PM Ship Time

Miles Traveled (over water): 315
Miles Traveled (as the crow flies):269
Miles To Go (to Antigua): 2,325
Heading: 220
Average Speed: 10 knots heeling to Port on a Starboard tack
Fastest Ride: Kim with 13.7 knots during a squall on an overnight watch
Butter Indicator: Not Melted

Captain Jim suggest we add a couple more benchmarks to the daily post. The leader for fastest speed, and the Butter Indicator.

This last requires some explanation. The navigation rule of thumb for this transit is to drive south until the butter melts, then turn right. The butter is on the counter in the galley and has not melted yet. Stay tuned.

It's Thanksgiving and we enjoyed an extraordinary feast on board that must be seen to be believed. To appreciate, you'll just have to wait until I can post pictures, and until then be satisfied with my description. The roasted turkey breast and drumsticks were perfectly done and accompanied by a corn bread stuffing and butternut squash with leeks and garlic. So good. Deb and Kim are miracle workers in the galley.

Normally, Morpheus is a dry boat (literally and figuratively) on extended passages. Given this is Thanksgiving, Captain Jim authorized a cocktail hour before dinner. It was a good decision.

Double reef after dinner to provide a smoother overnight passage.

Thoughts of the Day: What are we thankful for?

1) Friends with Boats
2) Otto the Autopilot makes standing watch a breeze.
3) Our spouses who tolerate us going on these adventures while tending to the home fires in our absence.
4) The boat is NOT sinking
5) No Trump Tweets

I hope everyone at home enjoyed their Thanksgiving as much as we did on board. - mw

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My intent is to post daily logs to my blog from SailMail. Due to the technology limitations, these will be short - text only posts. I'll back fill pictures and video once I am home again.

PS - As a courtesy I give all on-board an opportunity to add comments here on the bottom of post prior to transmission. The reader is not obligated to read those superfluous footnotes.

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