Day 12: Hiva Fleet
Progress was a little slower the past 24 hours as we (figuratively) powered through a couple of periods of light winds. We’ve been practicing our French and reading voraciously. The improved sea state is helping us to catch up on some much needed sleep – it’s much easier to do so when you don’t have to tense your entire body every five seconds to avoid rolling out of bed. We’ve been keeping in contact with a group of boats that left the Galapagos around the same time we did. The daily email updates are a good source of information and entertainment. With crews from France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Italy, Hong Kong and Mauritius, World Cup soccer is a frequent topic, complete with the requisite smack talk. Obviously, we have nothing to add since the USA is nowhere near the event this year but we’re rooting for all and will pick sides if/when required.
Breakfast: Nut butter & honey toast, all natural yogurt w/berries, coffee
Lunch: Curried encapsulated chicken and chickpea salad, sweet onion and sour cream potato crisps
Dinner: Chunky corn chowder served with salted flatbreads
Evening entertainment: Episodes of “Bob’s Burgers” and “Parks & Recreation”
Current location: Lat 07 01.081S Long 119 44.320W
Distance traveled: 170 NM