WooHooo!!! Time to break out the peanut m&ms I’ve had hidden since Panama City, as we have just dipped under the 1000 miles to go mark on our way to Marquesas. A thousand miles…that’s still a really long way to go. Winds just won’t drop into the teens, so we continue to sail almost dead downwind with a double reefed main jacked and prevented waaaay out. Hopefully we can deploy a parasailor soon, but we’re making decent headway for the time being. Choosing safety and comfort over speed and chaos.
Boys took a detour off traditional curriculum to practice the fine arts of domestic engineering. Happy to report it’s clean sheet night with sparkling heads over on the port hull.
Continued success on the bread-making front. Banana bread, corn bread, biscuits, white sandwich bread, wheat sandwich bread, olive oil salt bread, and a batch of brownies. Diabetic’s worst nightmare. Running out of fresh fruit and veg. Down to final tomatoes and cukes, just a half dozen mealy red apples. Next up: dried apricots and craisins. Hmmmm, that might be a good bread addition…..
Dreaming of dry, non-moving land and a cold beer.
You’re doing well. Not far now! And it will be such a treat when you get there. I am told the French Polynesia are stunning. Send lots of pics please!
I’ll get right on the pictures…now that we FINALLY have internet!
oxoxo to you & Mike
You guys are awesome! Can’t believe you are (I think) already more than half way through! When and where do you end your journey?
I love checking in! Reading about the places and the everyday things you have encountered! So, don’t think that only family are living your dream through your words, I am loving it! God bless for having the “cujones” for taking on this incredible adventure!
Big hugs while you all continue your amazing adventures!
Paige and Bob!
Fun to hear where you are!
Love to all and Happy Easter!
Jane and Lowry
Ali, we watch your publication with great eagerness. Fantastic. Met a chap in Cape Town who recently bought same boat as you second hand in the Med. He also follows you like a religion. We start sailing again in late April. Go well.
Fantastic – happy sailing this spring 🙂