Friday, July 19, 2013
Since the wind was behind us the whole time, we unfortunately couldn’t do much sailing. I learned this the hard way, trying to sail with the wind behind me while keeping on course was pretty difficult. I must’ve went off course about 50 times, that or I lost wind in the sails, before realizing it as I had to time the delay of the steering. I felt a little foolish because I couldn’t seem to get the hang of it no matter how hard I tried. The seas were a lovely 5-6ft, and upon entering the Gulf Stream, I noticed the water turn a bright aquamarine. We have had a pretty bumpy ride thus far, and sleeping has proven to be a little challenging. We went through a couple of squalls, but nothing too exhausting, thanks in part to the full enclosure on the boat. The happiest moment today was when a pod of dolphins came and played in the wake of the boat. They were grey with white spots, and at first I thought they were seals (silly me). I even saw a baby dolphin in the mix, which made me smile. Distance traveled in 24 hours, 160 nm.