15 April 2006

15-April-2006 Position

  • 17-Apr-2006 Noon
  • 121nm made good last 24 hours
  • 1893 Miles from Z-town
  • 1320 Miles to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands!!!
  • S 10-15 knots wind, 5 S swell.
We are getting closer and closer to the equator and I hear Davy Jones calling out Amy's name. For those not salty enough to know, crossing the equator makes you a "Shellback" and the uninitiated must pay their dues to Neptune's Royal Court. Me, with 20 years in the Coast Guard, have made this crossing and others like it. The 180' dateline (Golden Dragon), and the Arctic circle (Blue Nose). Hope she has haircut insurance.....

Wierd winds the last 24 hours. Wwe have had wind out of the south and we should have been getting winds out of the NW. The closer we get to the equator the more the winds are unpredictable. So as long as we are sailing between 5'North & 5' South latitudes, we are getting free miles as no engine needed.

There is not as much sea life as I would have thought out here. But there sure are a lot of flying fish. I have been attempting to land the "Big Lunker". But as yet, have not had any luck since that shark ate our last fish.

See you in 24,
Tom and Amy

Happy Easter Everyone!!!

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