Sunday, June 20, 2010

Things that Go Bump in the Night

Lots of action in the dark (and then a lack of it).....

Subject: Freedom 04:12 6/21
Date: 6/20/2010 4:28:03a

> Becalmed again. 65 miles from the stream and it's possile 5 knot
> positive currents. Last night at 20:00 we had to shorten down with 27
> knots of wind opposing a knot of current making things very lumpy and
> frequently launching us. After rolling the jib down to a three and
> putting a reef in the main we were charging at 8.5. Now we are trying to
> avoid circles.
> 19 running lights in sight.
> Yesterday at sunrise we snagged a fishin bouy. At first we thought a large
> fish was surfacing until we could see the bouy. It inly took a couple of
> minutes but we went from 5 to 2 very quickly.
> The beef stew was very good but it was too lumpy to make the biscuits at
> dinner last night..

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