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Don’t think that David is hogging all the fun time on the boat. I am getting my fair share too.
My seasickness is better. David has been a big help by assisting me in doing things that would get me not feeling well. For example, one of the worst things to do is get dressed to go outside. It takes a lot of focus and energy to get all 15 pieces of clothing on. David helps and then once I get outside the seasickness goes away thanks to the breeze and the view. Unfortunately I get a different kind of uncomfortable, because despite all my layers it is still freezing out!
We are passing by Lisbon right now. While there are plenty of ports we could stop into, we really want to get to the Canaries. We want to be sure that we can do 1 week at sea pretty well before we really commit to the Atlantic crossing. Plus the further south we go the warmer it gets, making everything around here a bit easier.
Starry Horizons has been sailing beautifully. Last night we had a few random sizable waves hit us and we surfed down them at 15 knots! It was a bit scary for us, but SH handled herself really well.
We are expecting more shipping traffic now that we are south of Lisbon and heading towards Gibralter. We still have yet to see any other recreational boats.
We have been eating well thanks to all the advance prep work I did. Sadly though, I did not buy enough Pringles and David is having to ration. I can’t beleive in the Canaries I’m going to have to provision and prep at least 4 weeks of food!