Monday, June 30, 2008

June 30, 2008 - Darwin Dash, Day 3

This morning the swell was still knocking us around. We found a flying fish on the cabin top, and another big one stuck in the reefed down mainsail. It was too windy to shake out the reef, so he's still up there. Sun dried flying fish, anyone? This afternoon the swell started to moderate, but so did the wind. By nightfall we were back to averaging 6.5 knots, well off our mark of 8.5 the night before, but it was a much more comfortable ride. Sten made us some tasty chicken korma for dinner. Afterwards, we chatted with Khulula, Phoenix and Kika on the radio. Kika is only about 120 miles ahead of us. It will be fun to see if we can catch up to them before we reach the Great Barrier Reef. It was a quiet night, marked only by a ship passing within 6 miles of us on Sten's watch.

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