The past 24 hours have been some more terrific sailing. Though winds have been a bit lighter, averaging perhaps 10-12 knots, our 24 hour run was 163 miles, our best yet on Bravo since leaving Seattle. Heidi, our Hydrovane steering vane, has been driving the whole way, and doing a fine job. Spirits of the crew are great, and the food has been terrific. Emily baked chocolate cookies, yesterday's dorado catch has been our protein du jour, and all of us are enjoying the speedy rhumb line romp so far.
Only dark spots have been 1) losing another monster dorado yesterday evening as we tried to boat him. Lost a favorite lure in the process. arghhhhhhh....... and 2)our forward head (toilet) is plugged up again. This is the same one that Adam spent a stinky intimate day with a couple of weeks ago. Not good. Not good at all!! We have 2 heads aboard Bravo, the second is in the aft stateroom. But we haven't used it since leaving Seattle 2-1/2 years ago, as it's room has been converted into our 'garage', packed nearly to the ceiling with dive gear, kayaks, fenders, bocce balls.....you get the idea. But we've moved heaps of the gear into the forward head area, and after lubing up the recalcitrant aft head pump, I think we're in business!!! Fingers crossed!!! Wouldn't be sailing without a project or 2 awaiting us!!! All good, though, as we're boogeying along at 7.8 knots on flat seas. And we DO have 2 buckets on board, just in case!!! Cheers!