Speed: 5.7 knots
Miles Sailed: 1709
Miles to go: 454
Hello again! The wind feels like it's finally settled into a groove, now that we're almost there! We've had around 20 knots the last 3 days straight now, sometimes dipping down to 15 knots, so we're making good time, 135 miles a day or so.
Now we're sailing into the rain squalls, nothing too major, but the wind usually picks up to almost 30 knot gusts, sprinkles a bit of rain, and moves on. It's fun to watch them during the day, overtake us and head off into the horizon. At night, it's not so fun as we try to reef the sails in, so we're not fighting them, and then let them back out, to make the best time we can.
Last night on my watch, Emma was staying up with me and a rouge wave splashed into the cockpit and we were both soaked to the bone! So today was drying out cushions, straightening up, and putting it back together. Fun fun!
Everyone else is great, very excited to get there, and if the wind holds, it looks like a late Saturday arrival, if not, Sunday morning. We'll ALL be making a beeline for the showers and some celebration pizza!
Thanks again for all the prayers!
~seven 'soggy' sailors :)