Position at time of writing:
Today is supposed to be an exciting day: One Week Out and 1000 Mile Out milestones, as well as Easter. It’s 6:00pm and we haven’t had any of our celebrations yet – we’ll probably get wild and crazy at dinner, ie. eat a special celebratory pasta, toast with soda water and juice, and open our Easter package (which hopefully includes some easter eggs to have for dessert!)
All day we’ve been keeping ourselves occupied chasing the wind and playing games.
Games at sea:
1) Fish Hunt. Search for flying fish and squid around the boat. Ben sat on a squid this morning – extra points for him.
2) Sink or Float. Throw things overboard (organic garbage only – veggies, paper towel, etc.) and guess at what will sink and what will float. 3) Guess Who. Think of a famous person and everyone has to ask questions to figure out who it is. Ben and Katy have probably logged 15 + hours on this one.
4) Where in the Pacific are we? We each guess our latitude and longitude after a period with the chart plotter off.
5) How long to Nuku Hiva? We each guess how many miles to go. Right now, only 1719!
More to come on this list… we haven’t reached ultimate boredom yet.
Unfortunately the wind is starting to evade us. The trades are pulling west and although we’ve been making as much headway as possible, I don’t think we’ll catch the tail end of them. We’re flying the spinnaker right now – still doing 5 knots in about 8 – 10 knots apparent, but we’ll sock it up before nightfall. Tonight or tmorrow we may have to motor again. The grib files show the trade winds filling back in east on Saturday so hopefully we won’t be windless for long.