There was no wind for the Start. Gennakers collapsed
shortly after this shot was taken. Slowest Start ever!
We motored, we motor-sailed, and we sailed some. It was very slow 920 nm passage! It took us six days and we motored 44 hours of it. Needless to say, the Rally ordered extra fuel for delivery to all boats. While pleasant without any mal de mare for me, it was boring. I read three books and did a lot of cooking en route since it was nearly like being at anchor.
|There was a nasty current against us most of the way!|
On our last night at sea, a large web-footed bird with a long blue beak landed on the dorade on our aft deck. It looked like some type of Booby. He stayed quite a while until we invited him to move because he was crapping all over the teak. He flew around us several times and landed on the grill on the aft rail. Since we did not want that whitewashed, Dennis shooed him away again.
This time he took up residency on top of the MOM-8 and hid behind the antennae pole. I think he thought we couldn’t see him. Since his tail was pointed in the right direction, we let him stay there. He rode along until about 0300 the next day. Obviously, the bird was tired or not feeling well. Apparently, when it felt well enough, it took flight.
|We did get to fly Big Blue some.|
|You can see there is little wind so motor sailing was the way!|
Now for the island fun to begin…