Miles To Go (to Antigua): 1,344
Current Speed: 8 knots
Fastest Ride so Far: Jim/Otto with a 17.2 Knot mark on 11/26
Butter Indicator: Butter debate rages on unsettled. Consensus: Not Melted
Thought of the Day:
"Boring is good." - Deb
It's deja vu all over again. Blue skies, puffy clouds, and a consistent following wind. A smooth comfortable ride in mostly the right direction. The same port gybe with the Wing and Wing configuration, mainsail starboard, jib port. Jim thinks this is the longest time on this passage we've been on the same gybe. The trade winds are performing as advertised. We're on a course that'll take us further south than Antigua, but hey... there are other cool islands down there.
At 5:50 PM GMT we reached the exact midpoint of the passage. 1,344 miles ahead, 1,344 miles behind, and you know that notion just crossed my mind.
Deb planned ahead with a selection of hats that you will simply have to wait for the pictures to see, as I am not going to attempt to describe them. Okay. Two hints. Think... Conquistador Jim, #Doug, Dia De La Muerto Kim, and Matador Mike. A double issue of grog to mark the occasion - meaning - I got two beers. The highlight was Deb's homemade Rum Cake, a slice of which qualified as an additional ration of grog.
Fishing is suspended as we've decided we should eat the fish we caught before catching another (refrigeration constraints).
Yogurt Fruit and Nut Medley for Breakfast. Multilayer Nachos for lunch. Fresh Dorado Tempura Fish Tacos for dinner with Debs flammable Rum Cake for dessert. Smoking not permitted within 10 feet of the cake.
The fish was great. Really great. Captain Jim (who generally hates fish) gave the fish taco plate a glowing review saying: "I could eat this."
As good as the fish main course, the rum cake was even better.
With benign conditions, movie night on the mainsail is on the docket after dark. - mw
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