Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 3/4 - 400 miles out

We're ending our day 3 and moving into our day 4 now as we complete 420 miles of our 2700 mile adventure. Morale is still good but the winds are starting to poop out on us. We put our spinnaker up and we're still making 5-6 knots but not the 7-8 we've been doing the last few days.

Yesterday afternoon we caught our first fish, a yellowfin tuna! Jake is keeping a fish log for our trip as part of his school work so he had to measure it. It came in at 24 inches long. Since we don't have a scale, we're guessing it was about 20 lbs. Enough for a huge sushi meal last night and tuna steaks tonight with lots left over!

One of our activities every morning is to go around the boat and look for any suicide victims from the night before. There's always a flying fish or a tiny squid that just couldn't take it anymore. This morning there were five! Unfortunately, it's too late to save them, but it gives Jake a chance to really look them over and see all the pieces and parts.

Not a whole lot else going on. We're settling into a routine pretty well and eating good. The scenery doesn't change much other than the size of the waves and the color of Jake's underwear. We check into the nets every night and hear other people's positions and weather. We're close to a few other boats that left before us but haven't seen any of them yet.

We can't see any of the comments left on the blog but sure would like to hear from people. We're running out of things to say to each other and it's only day 4. So feel free to drop us a note now and then. In the meantime, we appreciate all the well wishes and prayers you guys are sending our way!

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1 comment:

Michael Porter said...

Thanks for the updates! I'm afraid I'm having a hard time not being jealous of you. What a dream and what fun!

I found after about a week things really settle into the routine and one can almost lose track of the days.

Keep safe and keep on having fun!

Mike Porter

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