Today when I woke and walked the boat I counted six flying fish that had flown aboard as well as one squid! This evening as I write, we have a yellow footed boobie sitting on our solar panels free riding -- does it know we are going to the south pacific?
The big excitement for today was fishing. We caught a shark -- guessing it was about 6 feet. What an amazing fight we had bringing it to the boat. Once we had it by the boat I was trying to think of a way to get our squid lure back (not the hook -- I was not going to go that close to it) when the line broke. With the fight we had with it I am surprised the line did not break sooner!
Other than that we did home school, prepared meals, fixed some chaffing on a line and hoisted our screecher (big white sail for use in lighter winds).
Today we sailed 159 nautical miles averaging 6.6 knots! As I write this we are doing about 8.5 knots though heading more west then south west to try to get to the trade winds.
Michael -- somewhere in the pacific
At 4/12/2011 02:55 (utc) our position was 17°22.32'N 110°11.98'W