Friday, May 23, 2014

Visions of Johanna Day 4

S/Y Visions of Johanna
38 34N/72 25W North Atlantic
105 nm ESE of Atlantic City
COG 028 degrees mag/SOG 7.5 knots/motorsailing
Wind 12 knots SE

Hello everyone. All is well on board Visions of Johanna. Yesterday was a fine day of sailing and motorsailing, punctuated by the call of "fish on" twice. We landed an 18-20 pound yellowfin tuna and a similar sized mahi mahi. Nice way to spice up the voyage! Seas eased through the day and night and we motor sailed in light winds all night long. There does not seem to be a strong and dominating weather feature; we seem to be at the confluence of several weak lows with a weak high over the great lakes. Either way, it's a bit of a guessing game as we compare NOAA forecasts with GRIBS.

We are seeing SE winds at 12 knots now, and expect a brief period of NW later before it goes light to the north, and builds from the NE at our approach time Saturday morning.

Sashimi and sushi rolls commenced our evening repast. The crew was most impressed that all appurtenances were aboard, and I reminded them that we were an "experienced" cruising boat. It was a spectacular evening of sunset + sushi in the cockpit, followed by green salad and meatloaf. Once again, crew says "thank you, Johanna"! A fine evening followed with French chocolate and a slide show of our South Pacific cruise. Only 9,825 photos to go and they want more!

Crew seems happy enough...not too much muttering, and the tuna helped raise spirits, but I am a tad disturbed that Jack offered to have first taste of my foods yesterday. No kidding, he did. Should I be worried???

About 190 nm to go to Martha's Vineyard area. Next check in will be later tomorrow. All is well.

Bill and crew

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