3/19/14 Wandering Dolphin POS
13 55.527 N 071 49.995 W
Wind: SE 18 - 22
Waves E 3-4 ft
Rebecca is frying up some canned meat and scrambled eggs for breakfast. Kanyon, who has the early watch, is back in bed. The rest of us are up listening to "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" by Big and Rich.
The wind has moved around to the south so things are a little more comfortable. When the wind was right behind us the reefed jib flogged in the movement of the waves and made a "Whomp" sound every 15 seconds... jared my brain.
The boat is good. The Dingy basket, tied under the dingy and over our cabin came loose in the night and sounded like a monster trying to escape. I had to climb under the dingy through the barely open hatch and tie it down again. All the fun stuff happens in the middle of the night.
We are really happy with our progress so far. A big thanks to our weather guy Bob Cook for putting us right where the helpful current is!
A family offshore is an interesting animal. It takes a few days just to get to the point where you can move about without either being irritated by someone or irritating someone yourself. Everyone seems to try and find a little spot all to themselves. Rules help. Like, "The person on watch chooses the music, no one complains, their time will come." So we get a wide variety, from Benny's and Becca's country to Kaleb and EmilyAnne's new alternative, Kanyon's Christian Rock, and Kristofer's classic rock and 80s stoner bands. We have a BIG headstart on this offshore living thing, at least Wandering Dolphin is our home, we've lived here for eight years and we've made passages. A family, newly moved aboard would definitely need some break in time before trying a passage.
We are pumped for PANAMA and the PACIFIC!!
Captain Tofer, Becca, EmilyAnne, Kanyon, Kaleb, and Benny