The latest news from the middle of the Pacific Ocean are reported by Captian Eugenie, via the SSB Radio link…
July 28 –
Well, today was Joe’s ‘boat birthday’… We started out dodging rain squalls: they come with weird winds from different directions, rain, and then calm nothingness and still grey… then after all that, everything returns to normal. It’s actually pretty funny.
Either way, we have entered the ‘high’ and are heading north with, calm, flat seas, and no wind. It’s been 8 days, 1194 miles and we just turned on the engine for the first time. Not bad. We are at the half way point.
So Joe (back to his boat b-day), had the morning off, and slept in… Polly, Rick and I decided to clean out the aft lazarttes. Some diesel had leaked from the jerry cans, and was driving me crazy. Now the boat is back on its ship shape cleanness, jerry cans tight and rearranged.
Joe’s wish was that we all had to write or come up with a joke, or limerick, and write them down for everybody’s entertainment. And it certainly was entertaining!
Everybody is happy and a great team, still on the run to beat 16 days.
Cheers from the capt and crew who are now motor sailing on a lake with 2-5 kts wind, at 35.36N and 145.03W, heading north.
PS Had to sail backwards around 3am… fish net or something caught in rudder. All out now!!!