Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hooray! We're sailing

We left Shelter Bay at around 2:30 p.m. on March 28th (I don't know when this will be sent). At 30 days, this was the longest we've been in one place since we left Olympia on May 1, 2007. We're currently headed northwest toward Isla Providencia under sail, and the auto-pilot is working for the first time since Nicaragua. We're pretty happy about that. The Caribbean is bumpier than we had expected considering how little wind there is (only about 10 knots). We're sailing close-hauled, but fairly close to our course. We expect the wind to shift to more easterly as we get further north, and that should correct our slight cross-track error and move us to a reach.

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