Sailing Around The World

Day 21 Galapagos to Marquesas Islands 5/20/13

I feel like I am climbing an up hill battle once again. The wind is blowing only 6 knots and we are crawling to the finish line at 4 knots or less. We are implementing every trick we can think of to increase our speed. We are now running a full main sail, Jib on our port, and a spinnaker off our starboard. The cockpit is so full of lines that we spend most the time coiling and winching in sheets to keep the sails tuned, heaven forbid a squall catch us now. What a grand mess a squall would make of us right now under all this sail. But we are leaning down and stretching our heads to the west horizon as hard as we can to make it to land. We are all tired of the same food and tonight we will dine for the second time on soup, beans, and canned fruit for dessert. We will have one beer each, instead of water to keep up our moral.

Current Position: 8deg 48.4min South, 137 deg 56.65min West

Soup is just an excuse for water to be called dinner!

Thanks,

Jacques

2 responses

  1. j

    Hang in there, it won’t be too long till land. Take care, Mrs. Roy

    May 21, 2013 at 2:01 am

    • Thanks alot Mrs. Roy! We did make and glad to be able to walk more then 10 feet in a straight line. Take it easy!

      May 23, 2013 at 2:28 am