It feels like we are sailing in a dream. We are going on day three of flying our spinnaker with our mizzen up to steady our motion even more. The northeast trades are blowing soft, warm and steady at about 12 knots. Just enough to push us close to 6 knots of boat speed, but not enough to make windwaves more than a foot tall on top of the long, wide following swells. Inside Wondertime, I can hardly tell we are moving at all except for a gentle, slight rocking and sense of rising and falling with the seas. This is the tradewind sailing we hoped to find but didn’t expect considering the variety of conditions that can occur out here. This is the sailing we’ve dreamed about and now it’s true. Bliss.
P.S. We can’t check our regular email out here of course but we’d love to hear from you! On onboard email (text-only) is Michael’s HAM call sign, N7UDM at the domain winlink.org Hope to hear from you!
Total miles at noon: 727 (1/4 of the way there!)
Miles since yesterday: 112
Sail changes: 0