Thank goodness for the iron genny. There's a saying popular among cruisers about the wind. It goes like this..."
There are three kinds of wind,
too much wind,
not enough wind or
wind from the wrong direction.
Ha ha on the ha ha. We have Winds from the South at 2-3 knots! Wrong direction and not enough! We did manage to sail for 3 hours between 5 and 6 knots on our rumb line in the afternoon.
Crew are settling in as we slowly release the tentacles of land. We are racing along slowly with about 150 other boats, of souls on board in the HAHA Approximately 550 participants. The Grand Poobah said it is the largest HaHa on record.
At the moment not a lot to report. We are all getting familiar with our nav tools on board, Coastal Explorer, Radar, AIS. Currently we are motor-sailing at 5.5 knots, south east toward Turtle Bay due to arrive in a couple of days. Sophie , our dog onboard is doing OK. Not too happy about missing her run and ball chasing.
Whoa gotta run. There is a big boat overtaking me right now, pretty close to my stern! More to come later. Diane signing off
Diane Berol is an ocean adventurer and the captain of Celtic Song based in San Diego, CA.