Good morning everyone. Blue Moon is making great progress. Unfortunately, however, we’re doing so with our least favorite sail, the iron jib (aka – our diesel engine.) These windless conditions are forecast to continue until we’re around Cape Hatteras tomorrow. So, although less fun, it does make for very comfortable and safe transit of a sometimes difficult area. Too, with this calm sea, the galley is being used for some interesting creations. Aside from last night’s chicken pot pie Colin and Michael were treated to a pasta with a walnut pesto sauce (thanks to Peter and Greg), and just now a remarkable looking breakfast fritata has been delivered from chef Colin.
- Saturday morning – encountered a giant sea turtle. Yes, lots of photos will be shared once we’re to land.
- Saturday afternoon – a new friend joined the crew, a marsh wren that we’ve named Pistachio. Yesterday he seemed exhausted but today he’s lively and has been posing for photos when not flying laps around the boat.
- Early this morning – we crossed paths with the Aircraft Carrier 03 (Jim – please look up the number online and let us know the ship’s name) off of Norfolk. They were doing live fire exercises, not to worry… we were too fast for them! ;-)
MESSAGES FROM THE CREW (the ones not currently lashed to the mast):
Colin——NO MORE BOOTS!!!!!!!!
Greg—-Are we there yet? Having fun. Looks like the adventure part is mostly behind us. 8-)
Peter—–Please forward my mail to S/V Blue Moon, Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.
Michael——-Everyone: Its been a great adventure so far (but cold as hell, but this morning we are by the gulf stream so it is nice and warm)! Have had the opportunity to see some amazing sunsets. Can not wait to share the pictures with you all.SKL & Lil’P: Thank you, you two, for the warm wishes. Hugs, kisses, and pig belly rubs all around.
That’s all for now,
–Crew of s/v Blue Moon
Position Log (each day at 9am):
Delivery – Day Two