Well for the first day out it was a bit of a wild ride and all I can say is that the first day is the hardest and I'm glad it's over! We covered 170 miles in our first 24 hour period, so you know we had to have had some wind! Actually, we had a double reefed main and a reefed genoa for most of yesterday afternoon and all of last night. Seas were 8 to 10 feet and the wind was 18 to 20 knots. I was a bit sick and scared off and on so that's two out of the four ways you can spend time at sea (cold, wet, sick, scared)! Added to all that we were in heavy traffic in the Mexican shipping lanes all night long!
Today is bright and sunny! Wind has calmed down to 12 knots and seas are 4 to 6 feet. We do get a good roller every now and then and something inevitably goes flying across the cabin! We are all taking turns snoozing and watching today to try and catch up on missed sleep last night.
Marquesas, here we come!
R of Rutea
At 3/24/2011 1:15 AM (utc) Rutea's position was 20°05.47'N 106°24.34'W
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