Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Marquesas Passage Day 19

Yesterdays noon-to-noon run was 125 miles. We are well past the line on our ancient parchment chart that would indicate that we are going to fall off the edge of the earth and have passed into the section that thoughtfully warns "Thar be Dragons". Hopefully we'll see land before we see the dragons. Not to say that we are anxious to arrive, but Chris spent a good part of her afternoon watch standing in the cockpit practicing her best "Land Ho!!" holler, along with the parrot on her shoulder's indignant response of "Who you calling a Ho?".
We had a long visit late yesterday afternoon by herd of dolphin. There were probably 2 dozen of them playing with the bow for a 1/2 hour. We tried to communicate with them, but I am pretty sure they spoke only French.
Last night was very light again. A fair amount of it was a driftathon - with the knot meter reading goose-eggs at times: 0.0. We could have started motoring a few days back and been in by now. But, hey, we've sailed 3,000 miles without motoring, might as well finish it off under sail. We have about 80 miles to go this morning. I doubt we will get in before dark, so that means we go extra slow and spend another night waiting for some light before we head in.

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