Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 3

We've had a great passage so far. Often this is the slowest part of the voyage, just getting from the West Coast of Mexico to the NE tradewinds. But we've had steady winds in the 10-15 knot range, allowing us to average over 5 knots in boat speed. We've seen a number of ships. There has not been much sea life, but we saw a group of spinner dolphins somersaulting in the air yesterday, and today a beautiful billfish with the most amazing, irridiscent blue pectoral fins and tail made a few passes at one of the fishing lures we have been trolling. Carol has been keeping the crew well fed, and with four adults the watch schedule is pretty relaxing.
Early tomorrow morning we will close with Socorro Island, and if conditions permit, we may go for a snorkel before carrying on with our passage.
Our position this evening is 18 deg 54 min N, 110 deg 19 min W. We have N winds 18kts, and a NW swell of about 6 feet. We're steering a course of 250 true, and making over 6 knots under reefed main and staysail.

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