Like a turtle... If not our previous Atlantic crossings we could start thinking thats its a joke what is written in pilot books about the constant 15-20 knots Alisios blowing all time in this part of the Ocean during winter and early spring months...Its a third day of our trip and our wind speed meter all time is showing between 7 and 13 knots...boat speed - from 2 till 4, 4knots...Now at 21.00 utc 12/03/16 we have 1657nm left and our media is around 90 miles a day
Very very very slow...
But the Ocean is beautiful!!!....Sun and blue sky all the time. Warm and even hot in the days...calmed sea and comfortable life
on board...Lets say- real holiday sailing.
We are making 4 hour watches...so lots of time to rest what means none of us is tired and the mood is great:) Manu starts the night, later comes Egoi and at the end me, who meets the sunrise. After again Manu, Egoi and me. At midday we have our Beer time, when three of us join in cockpit for a cold beer and some ,picoteo,( small snack) - we cant forget land traditions, and later all make a day meal which usually becomes a dinner also.
Time to time need to steer , because our wind pilot become crazy when the boat speed goes down till 2,5 knot sometimes..but with a little breeze it comes back to course and again our hands are free:)
Fish? ZERO..Ocean is full of grass so instead of fish steak we can make a big sea salad everyday....Hope more west we will go less grass will appear and our hook instead of sea leaves will catch some proteins for us:)
Our direction is 265 , but depends on direction of wind we are going more south or more north...Since we left Cape Verde we
have twin poled sails ( genoa and jib)configuration in front and hope we will not need to change it till Suriname:) According
weather forecast there will be little wind at least 5 days ahead, so we have all possibilities to win a slowest Atlantic crossing
But who is in a hurry?
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"Cruising has two pleasures. One is to go out in wider waters from a sheltered place. The other is to go into a sheltered place from wider waters."
"The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use."
"There are more sharks on the land than in the sea"
If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.
Don't worry about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Fiji.
" Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit."
"A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately, even if it kills you, because something is going to kill you anyway."
"A bad day at SEA is still better than a good day at work"
"The perfection of a yacht's beauty is that nothing should be there for only beauty's sake."
"Remember 'It was a professional who built the Titanic, It was an amateur who built Noah's Ark"
"Sailing - The art of slowly going nowhere at great expense. "
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.