Thursday, July 26, 2007

Keeps Us on Our Toes

Just in case you had any doubts about the "Two o'clock rule." POW!!!!!!! In the middle of last night,somewhere north of The Big Island, we got spun around a couple times and "Old Faithful" bit the dust. Caroline ,in her underwear, got to put in another heroic foredeck performance. I know that "bigger and better" stories will produce a skeptical audience, but ask the crew. This one was up there. Sock and tattered bits of sail were wrapped into the spinnaker fence, etc.

The dream we were starting to entertain of finishing around sunset has been dashed. It's white sails for the moment and take another look when it gets light, and maybe quiets down a little. Current ETA is looking like midnight.

Our Thursday, 26 July 2007, 0600 PDT position was 21N25,155W45. Course 250M, speed 5.7 knots. We went 148 miles yesterday and have about 120 more to go.

Bill

4 comments:

Valerie said...

Damn!

Anonymous said...

This is so not unlike the the unpredictable birth of an infant... the thrashing throes of labor... the sudden repositioning ...the burst of the water bag ...and "boom," welcome home baby! Can't wait to see you! Dana

Chris Doutre said...

Darn!

But fair winds always. - Chris

ulli said...

Old Faithful bit the dust? I'll say more as soon as I stop crying.