Dateline: 4:00 P.M. Wednesday May 8
33 nautical miles to Horta. 105 nm traversed on Day 13. Sailing all day.
Preparation is underway. Captain has ordered an early dinner to bolster flagging morale.
"The only thing that keeps me going in these winds is the hope I will have a hangover tomorrow." - Captain Jim
Exactly two weeks to the hour since we set sail from St. Martin and Iha Do Pico is in sight. The Captain spotted land during our 348th tack of the day. It's been a rough ride, as the Atlantic wanted to be sure we knew what she was really like. Lots of wind shifts, big swells, lots of bouncing around.
The Captain requested this quick blog update for The Reader. I will poll the crew for their thoughts:
KC: "I could make it the extra distance to main land....but since we're in the neighborhood....we may as well stop in the Azores...besides, I hear there's some really good wine there..."
Capt. Jim: "So close, and yet so far..."
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