Aug 5, 2008
The first day of our last passage has proven to be an unforgettable one. By 3 pm this afternoon we covered 200 nautical miles, a program record thus far. With speeds up to 12 knots, the sailing has definitely been an adventure. But this passage is bittersweet because in the back of everyone’s minds is the realization that this is our final offshore passage. It is crazy to think about the miles we have covered in such a short amount of time. As the team worked together to raise the Fisherman this afternoon, I sat back and watched in awe. I’m amazed at how far this group has come. I know everyone is looking forward to Australia, but secretly hoping that this passage never ends.