Right now, we have 275 nm left to go on this ocean crossing. It`s the 15th day at sea for us which means we will do the crossing probably in less than 17 days. The distance in direct line is 2250 but by the time we get to San Francisco we will have sailed close to 2650 due to the detour north around the pacific high. We have been north of the high, but there has not been an easy trip the last bit with 2 high-pressure ridges going from south to way north of us (up to 45-50 degrees north) and now the remnants of a low pressure that we also have to power through. Hopefully we will get some wind in the morning, otherwise we will spend some more time out here as we will run out of fuel in 12-16 hours. It looks like we will approach land on a west/south west wind which is unusual for this coast.
Thanks for the bottle posts with updates! Bob and Torill in SF have arranged a slip for us for a couple of days in San Francisco yacht club, which will be great! Alexandra; congrats with the bronze medal, and yes, maybe we should join that «Duck kid?», which is a boat, (andunge) championship one year. It ended up in a discussion over maybe we should try a year with doing as many Norwegian championships as possible in one season. Kristine; Sounds like busy days! When it comes to the election we may have been smart to vote before the last rush from the politicians. Lucky for us maybe, we haven`t got any news from the campaigns so we have voted based on the programs, not really on the people.
The first welcoming committee, dolphins, have been around today. Otherwise it has been an indoor day with «new» 24 episodes. Pasta with peperoni and pesto for lunch.