Day 17 Galapagos to Marquesas Islands 5/16/13
The waves are not as big this evening as this morning 12 footers. The sun is dropping below the ocean and casting a bright red glow and smell of simmering sweet curry chicken fills the air. The flying fish are enjoying the tall waves and soaring 20, 30 feet before crashing back into the ocean. The wind is cool and the sun is warm but my mind is elsewhere thinking of home, you, and where I plan to be next year. It’s strange as you sail your mind wonders off to other parts of the world and you guess what everybody is up to. But some moments of thinking are snapped shut when the wind blows hard and sails dip deep to the starboard. You have to concentrate for long periods of time to maneuver over and through the waves. You check your bearing, then the sail, sheets, and wind direction to maintain your 7 knots of speed. Then after you watch your crew down below get tossed around the cabin you smile because you could have told them you where going over a 20 foot wave but it was more fun to watch there food shoot across the cabin followed by them and there rants of anger. Yup I call that good fashion entertainment followed by a 2 minute late yell of BIG WAVE and the crew below say KNOW SHIT! Yes, good time on the big blue Pacific Ocean!
Current Position: 7deg 51min South, 128deg 25.9min West
Pacific Ocean sailboat decks are just like salted Margarita rims!