Saturday, August 13, 2016

1000nm+ offshore

The winds turned yesterday and are now coming from our south west and so now we're sailing downwind wing on wing - ie poled-out jib on the opposite side of the prevented boom.

With the seastate continuing to be calm and winds light and the sun continuing to shine brightly, Capn decided yesterday was our best option before the winds fill in proper to douse, heave-to, refill the smaller diesel tanks from the jerry cans lashed to the deck and go for a swim!

We all took turns keeping a watchful eye from deck for curious sea creatures coming for a looky-see as we jumped in and played in the most glorious blue sea one could ever imagine. I didn't know swimming 1000nm from land in every direction was on my bucket list, but now that I've crossed that one off, I can safely say it was one of the most amazing experiences ever!

- Michelle

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