04 January 2009

04-Jan-2008 Noon Update

Atlantic Crossing Day #11
North Atlantic Ocean

  • 137 nm last 24 hours!!
  • 1258 nm from Cape Verde
  • 768 nm to Barbados
  • Winds NE 15-20 Knots
  • Seas NE 3-4 feet, 8 foot NE Swell

138 nautical miles!!! Our best day since 2 November 2006 on our crossing to Australia. And that was an easy beam reach. Spirits are soaring here aboard 'Piper as we anxiously get closer every minute. I already have my first few days planned out: sit on beach, walk on beach, swim, and enjoy cold rum punch.

No traffic or fish to report except the flying fish that end up on deck, which when we are down below you can hear struggling to fly back off the deck. We are keeping ourselves busy with books, pod-casts, and movies. Looking like tonight should be another perfect night at sea.

Amy & Tom

Note from Ron: Tom and Amy just crossed over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, The longest mountain range on earth, most of which is underwater.

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