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Saturday, April 27, 2013

MW Ships Log April 26 - Reavers in the Night

Until the night watch, the most exciting event of the day was Kim's dinner creation - Angel hair pasta with chicken portobella sausage in a garlic, onion, oregano, cumin sauce with fresh grated parmesan. Yum. We'll come back to that night watch in a minute.

We sailed in similar conditions to yesterday. Fair winds and a north north easterly course.

Hot and sunny much the day with some clouds forming in the afternoon. Over the course of the day the jib was in and out and in again as we skirted some squalls. Captain says we covered exactly 161 miles in our first 24 hours under sail, and exactly 161 miles in our second 24 hours under sail. That is precision sailing.

During Kim's 9-11 watch, the "Firefly" closed to within a 1/4 mile off our port beam.

Easy visual distance - even at night . By the time I relieved Bob at 1:00 AM, she was 1 1/4 miles away shadowing our track and speed. I realized there was a high probability that Reavers* had taken the Firefly and eaten the crew's brains. I kept Morpheus on a course that increased the distance between us to over 3 miles. You don't want to mess with Reavers.

*Explanation of this cultural reference in an addendum linked here.
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