Sunday, July 10, 2011
A Silver Lining
A rough night last night, with not much wind and a few auto-tacks doing 3 or 4 kts. It´s really hard going without any wind and trying to keep this very large, finicky vessel on a straight line. With under 700 miles to go, we are about the distance between Newport to -- which I used to think was a long way, but now feels like a bit of a sprint in comparison. A saving grace was a huge pod of dolphins that appeared as I was driving this morning jumping clear out of the water right next to the stern of the boat just as the sun was coming up. With pink clouds peaking through a grey overcast sky there was a silver lining literally on the horizon. Certainly gave me a bit of a lift.