Saturday, April 1, 2017

To Cuba Day 5

It is 2am and I have just come on watch. It is pitch black outside and we are hurtling through the boisterous waves at 6 knots wing on wing. A beautiful night.

We have done 400 miles so far and used 15 gallons of fuel with 70 gallons remaining. It looks like we will be getting to Havana just a day late on Thursday.

Not only is Kurt cooking meals and cleaning my boat top to bottom, he is now sanding my toerails. He is one awesome crew.

We are still sailing wing on wing downwind at about 5.5 knots in deep blue waves tinged with white caps. Warm, comfortable and almost surreal. My Nirvana.

We are closing in on Great Inagua in the Bahamas so I am hoping to get some internet in the wee hours of the morning to pick up emails.

We gybed to clear Great Inagua and soon we will gybe to get back on the rhumb line. We are still maintaining 5 knots in smooth seas under a starry night.

We lost the wind so we are motoring. The sails are still up giving us a little push but mainly to wait until daylight to pull them down.

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