Day 6: Washing Machine

We’re making good time. Unfortunately the sea state leaves a bit to be desired. For the last two days it has been lumpy and confused with quite a bit of wind chop on top of a 2-3 meter swell. Winds are 15-20 kts, gusting to 25-30 kts. We reduced our mainsail considerably to minimize the corkscrewing effect we were getting when the gusts kicked up. It has helped but it does nothing to mitigate the constant rolling from the swell… back and forth, back and forth… And with the rolling comes a cacophony of noises – squeaks, creaks, grunts, groans – from hatches, doors, floors, lines, etc. A good night’s sleep has been elusive.

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast: House Made Bread, lightly toasted, accompanied by nut butter, fresh banana, Ecuador’s finest margarine and Galapagos Highland Coffee

Lunch: Assorted chips and a trio of dipping sauces: Hummus, Ranch and French Onion

Dinner: Lumberjack Stew: Sautéed smoked sausage, in a pepper, onion and tomato reduction accompanied with homemade artisenal bread and Ecuador’s finest margarine

Evening entertainment: Veep, S3, Ep.7

Current location: Lat 04 43.897S Long 105 23.904W
Distance traveled: 190 NM

2 Comments on “Day 6: Washing Machine

  1. Reading about all that boat movement is enough to make me woozy– I would definitely get seasick very quickly!! Hope the waves get better for you!! I’m staying inside at home on the 4th as the temps are going to be in the high 90’s–way too hot for me to be outside!! Hope you have or had a Happy 4th! Love, Mom

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