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Welcome to our blog, describing our voyage aboard Bravo, a Kelly Peterson 46 sailboat with homeport in Seattle, Washington. We headed south in 2010, destined for Mexico and beyond. Cheers, Adam and Cindi

"As for me, I am tormented by an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." -Herman Melville, 1844

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Voyage to Marquesas - Days 6 / 7 - Great sailing

We've been rolling right along in the tradewinds. Our repairs have held well, including the epoxy job on the batten car, so we're able to fly a full main or reef when needed. And the great news is that, KNOCK ON WOOD, we haven't broken anything more in the past 2 days!!

We've been getting into the rhythm of the passage...radio nets with other boats on passage morning and evening, downloading weather forecast GRIB files, night watches, daytime naps, cooking, reading, and, of course fixing things! Oh, right, Cindi has been hitting the French books...now knows her numbers, and working on greetings. Adam, well, not so much.....

As far as the fish report goes....still rather bleak. Especially since we haven't yet yearned for a flying fish breakfast. Cindi calls the port (upwind) deck "suicide alley". Every night we get anywhere from 6-20 flyers, ranging from 1-8 inches, deciding to fly aboard during the night. We think Darwin dealt them a pretty raw deal!

The numbers? 2 days ago, 158 miles, yesterday 162. 2,262 miles to go, as of noon today (3/27)

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