Location: Underway to Jamaica
As of today, we are one-third of the way through our journey; it’s hard to believe it’s already been a month, but at the same time, it feels like it has been so much longer. Today we also managed to go two hundred miles in a day, not in an especially straight two hundred miles but two hundred miles all the same. That may not sound all that impressive when compared to a plane or even a car, but on a sailboat, it is practically across the water. We are really starting to get the hang of this whole sailing thing. There is even a small competition going as to who will get to be the helmsman for our race during classics week.
The day itself was a usual day underway, watches throughout the night, and then classes and watches throughout the day. One of our classes was the practical aspect of our first responder’s course; we must have killed that creepy torso dummy at least a dozen times. If you ever see us performing CPR and notice that we are doing a little dance and mumbling the lyrics to Queen’s – Another One Bites The Dust – we aren’t crazy. It’s just how we learned it — and it works, we swear. Meanwhile, we sail closer and closer to Jamaica, seeing dolphins and whales along the way.