Today is a new day. The squirrel (i.e. spinnaker) came out of the bag, but is behaving herself by giving us a respectable 5 knots in 8-10 knots of wind and we are about to cross over another bank. Andy had more line, so he's rigged up another "spool" which is really just a piece of spare wood that he's put a handle on and we now have three lines out. We're not thawing anything out in the hopes of some fresh sashimi tonight.
While he was playing McGiver, I asked him if we had crossed the dateline yet. Our electronic charts don't notate it and neither does our paper charts, but according to our decorative map on our table, we apparently crossed the dateline sometime yesterday...somewhat uneventfully. So, if you would like to know what the weather will be like tomorrow, send me an email and I'll fill you in. We were -10 hours from GMT...now we're +12 hours from GMT. It's all very confusing as it's not even a 24 hour difference. With daylight savings thrown in, who knows what time it is. I guess we really don't care what time or day it is until we get somewhere near civilization. And even then, I think these people mostly go by the weather...they do all their work in the a.m., lay around during the hot hours of the day, and then pick it all back up once the sun starts to go down. We're already in tune with that program, so all is good.
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