I don’t believe in bad luck, just bad timing, which is how today went for me. We’ve been rotating one hour shifts hand steering to keep the most efficient course we can. On today’s shifts we have had squall after squall after squall, which is quite different than the usual sun we’ve been growing accustomed to. So far I’ve managed to time my shift with everyone that passes over me, leaving me thoroughly drenched as I slink back inside, the rain dripping off my nose. Bad timing maybe, but I think perhaps it’s nature’s way of telling me I need a shower? Yes, that is definitely the case.
We have pulled out week 4’s food, which is more or less the same as week 2 and 3. I am starting to salivate at the thought of fresh fruit and veggies, although Danielle has been doing an excellent job getting creative with the potatoes and the various cans of food we have left.
It looks as though the tropical storm Celia will be heading to the west of Hawaii on the 15th, which is quite a relief, however, our sense of urgency to arrive on land is still apparent. 500nm left to Hawaii!
Christine’s note: I got the first of the ‘please bring with you’ list today … maple syrup and sheets for the bunks to replace the sleeping bag liners two of them have been using. I wonder what they will be asking for next!
And there is Hurricane Celia as of next Friday … oh boy … I hope it behaves! Still a bit early to tell.