Day 6 – April 16th, 2007 Time: 21:00 UTC ( 15:00 local time –
whatever local might mean given our circumstances)
Position South 05.55.77 West 102.18.17 Heading 255 degrees at 8
Sorry about the blog the past few days. I just realized I sent
it the wrong way and it will be filled with all sorts of 2=Hs
and other junk.
All is well on board Sabbatical III. We each did a 6 hour shift
last night which really helped us in terms of getting caught up
on sleep. Amazing what one can do for six hours in the dark to
entertain oneself: an hour of staring at the stars, an hour of
dancing with the head-set on to get some exercise ( while
gripping onto the captain’s seat to keep steady), a couple of
hours of serious music listening on the IPOD, and a couple of
hours of absolute zoning out will do it. We have not seen
another boat for the last 3 days, but you still have to keep
checking. Finally got some good wind today, which required
taking down the big head sail ( the ballooner), but now we are
whizzing along at 8 to 9 knots and making some progress. Only a
couple of THOUSAND miles to go.
P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MOM TOMORROW! WE ARE GOING TO CALL YOU.
WE WILL CALL BEN’S CELL PHONE NUMBER TO REACH YOU AS WE KNOW YOU
ARE ALL GOING TO BE TOGETHER IN SFAT