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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

Friday, April 12, 2013

Voyage to Marquesas - Days 20 - 22 - FISH ON !!!

We've continued to sail directly downwind, aiming right for the Marquesas. The sail has not changed...still flying the genoa jib poled out to starboard, day after day. Last night we had a few squalls blow through, with winds up to 35 knots. No problem, we just in some of the sail until the squall passes, and then let it back out. The pole remains in place the whole time.

Winds have been pretty light for the past few days, but today began to pick up in the aftermath of the squalls. We're now boogie'ing along at around 6 knots, and if we can keep it up (actually need to keep an average of 5.2 knots), we will make landfall before dark on Saturday. If the winds go light, we'll need to slow way down, to arrive after daybreak on Sunday.

The big events of the past couple of days were in the fishing division. Two days ago we landed a terrific 15# dorado, and then yesterday a 25# tuna found it's way into our freezer. Fantastic to have fresh fish once again.

Now (Thurs afternoon) about 260 miles to go. 2816 miles since leaving the Galapagos. We're getting there!!!

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