Saturday, June 14, 2008

Atlantic Crossing Day 17 - Keeper ot the Time Zone

Märzen our miniature dachshund is on a rigid feeding schedule. She is feed at 6 AM and 5 PM every day. At 7 PM she gets a jerky treat. Over the years she has developed a sense of time and becomes very alert the closer it is to 5 PM. For the crossing we decided to stay on eastern daylight savings time as our local time. As we sail eastward across the Atlantic sunrise comes earlier and sunset as well. Märzen began to notice that she had not been fed as the sun was setting and became rather vocal about us missing her dinner time even though there was an hour to go until 5:00. That's when we decided to move the local time to Bermuda time. Märzen knows when we are in a new time zone and demands that it be observed.

Today has been good sailing: 15 to 20 knots most of the day from the SW. For Sunday through Tuesday we expect to 20 to 25 knots from the SW. When we reach longitude 44 west we will turn to port and start heading NE.

All is well aboard Solstice.

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