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We’ve passed our halfway point, and are making good progress towards Panama.
David’s sister Julie sends us all the comments on our blog and facebook page, and that’s a lovely treat to read every night.
We did get the spinnaker up on Friday and sailed with it for a little while, only to have it rip! It’s a small rip, by the foot, hopefully something I can fix one we get to Panama. David is REALLY displeased with that sail. Anyone want to buy us a parasailor?
We’ve changed to a starboard broad reach, pointed slightly north. Had a little bit of rain overnight and this morning. The winds have picked up well, hovering right around 15 knots of apparent wind. Over the last 10 hours we’ve averaged 8 knots. David is hopeful we will hit a 200nm-day.
Before leaving St George’s, I bought a bag of about 20 small green mangoes from a guy at the dinghy dock. I’ve been very glad that they’ve ripened well…just a few a day, nice and juicy…makes for a lovely snack in the afternoon.
No further fishing luck after the two twin skipjacks. But we have 7 loins in the freezer – about 28 servings of tuna. That makes me a happy camper!
I’ve been reading (I’m on the last book of the Outlander series) and David has pieced together our next video – just some detail work to do, hopefully we can get it published fairly quickly once we reach Panama.
Other than that – nothing but blue sky and blue seas all around us!