We have sailed 600 miles now from Honolulu in a bit less than 4 days. Average at approximately 155 per day is ok taking in to consideration that we are not sailing downwind. As mentioned, we have sailed 600 miles and are now 200 miles closer to San Fransisco than when we started, so we are on a slightly detour. We have reached the point where normally we should ease on the sheets and slowly turn more and more east. What has happened during the last 24 hours is that the wind has shifted slowly towards north so now we are pointing as high on the wind as we can and struggles to point straight to north. Ready for tack?
It is just incredible how salt everything gets. Our wire lifelines are now all white, the sails have got plenty of the white stuff, mainsail up to the sail numbers. After 3 hours on the helm it is necessary to rinse face and hands with fresh water before sleeping otherwise you can`t open the eyes after 3 hours sleep.
Today we have also had some time together in the cockpit, discussing the future, plans, sailing and people. A good thing with being out here in the blue is that you get to be creative with your mind and reality check will not be before a couple of weeks anyway.
Lunch today ended up with being freeze dried Mexican something, very good so hope we have more left of that one. It will be freeze dried for dinner too, hope it won`t be the stroganoff which is not stroganoff but mushroom soup!
Still thousands of flying fish and some birds out here. Cubaneren is chasing up the flying fish so we tend to be followed by the birds for often up to a half hour as we are a good place for hunting.