I also thought I would include a few statistics…they’re all approximate as we are horrible at keeping track of things, but it gives you an idea of how the trip went.
Miles: 2700 Nautical Miles
Time: 21 ½ days
Motor time: approximately 50 hours
Equator crossing coordinates:
Doldrum days: 2
Fuel used: 35 gallons
# fish caught: 3
# of fish that got away: 3
Days without fresh veggies: 0!!!!!
Full night’s sleep: 2
Fights between crew members: 0!!!!!
Growls between crew members: 3 (mostly spinnaker induced)
|The infamous Spinnaker!|
|Working on "Helper Words" during school.|
|Jake with his shaving cream Neptune crown, becoming a shellback!|
|The result of Andy having a little fun with us while crossing the equator.|
For those that don't know, Andy has crossed the equator 3 times now, so there
was no ceremony for him.
|About to swim across|
|We sent a message in a bottle from the crew.|
|Our first yellowtail...|
|Jake measuring our second yellowtail for his fish log.|
|He had to use all his muscle to get this up!|
|One of many sushi nights.|
|The last and best fish...Skipjack Tuna!!|
|I tried to fight this boobie bird off with a broom, but he wasn't having it.|
He bit my broom and stayed around for more than 24 hours.
|Our first sight of land|
|The harbor at Atuona as we pulled in.|