Monday, May 18, 2009

Newport to Cartagena Day 3 - Captains Log

Sargasso Sea 34 50N 67 44W

Noon: Blissfully pleasant is a phrase I would use to describe far. The wind abated and seas diminished after 2AM last night, and we awakened to a dawn with lighter winds and flattening seas. We can walk around the boat without holding on for our lives, the sun is out, and right now things feel good. Gram cooked up a great brunch of eggs, sausage, and hash browns, and the fishing gear is out as we await our dinner.

The decks were well washed with sea water over the past 36 hours and are now caked with salt, as is all the gear. Our bodies and our baby need a fresh water wash, and the call is for outside showers today. The ocean is quite beautiful; technically, we are in the Sargasso Sea, and the water is an amazing aquamarine blue with 3-5 foot seas and 6-8 knot SW winds. We are motorsailing on a course of 180 m located 500 nm east of Wilmington, NC and Cape Fear, far east of the series of Lows moving up the coasts of the Carolinas and Florida.

In terms of news, I didn't realize that we are sailing with royalty, but I have learned that we are accompanied by the "king of anchovies". While truly an old salt himself, it is rumoured that Chuck even enjoys anchovies on his breakfast cereal in the morning. We shall see.

That's all for now. Feel free to check in with us.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

sounds better...I talked to Terry and Deb last night who were happy to have safe husbands. Sue was next on Debbie's list to pass on the info. Keep posting It really helps to hear you are SAFE! love you Jomom