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Just a quick update! Not too much going on here. We have been sailing wing and wing for quite some time, and it was working well, except that it was bringing us more north than we wanted to go. We are on a broad reach now, headed due west.
David mentioned a sailboat we saw in our last post. They passed us by 2 miles, which is not that far when you think about how big the ocean is. We tried to hail them and got no response. However, yesterday we saw them again, and after trying to hail them several times, we finally got a call back! They are a 5 person crew from Salsburg, Austria headed to Barbados. They were a monohull, and David was disappointed to figure they were going faster than we are, but they did have a fancy-pants synthetic sail.
Dinner tonight was NOT one for the books. I cooked chicken quarters in the pressure cooker, and when we sat down to eat everything looked great – except there was still blood in both our pieces of meat. The meat looked done, so I am wondering if it was a butcher mess up, but we didn’t want to risk getting sick, so we tossed it. Then David went to make sandwiches, and in the light of his headlamp didn’t notice mold growing on the bread! Fortunately we have a back up loaf, but even that was a little stale. Time for me to start baking bread tomorrow.
We are 14 days in to our passage, definitely over the halfway hump. Today was very rainy, so SH is pretty clean!
Thanks for reading!