We’ve now been at sea for 12 days and all going well we will hit the halfway way-point tomorrow morning. Instead of counting nautical miles sailed we can start counting nautical miles remaining. At the moment our first port of call in the Caribbean is likely to be Union Island but that’s still 12-14 days away.
So how’s life onboard?
3 grown men sharing 24m2, lets call it cozy and intimate. The cockpit is where we tend to gather when the 3 of us are together and that’s not even 4m2, so yes cozy! Keeping track of dates and days is a challenge as time kind of loses its relevance and takes on another dimension, there is still the sense and sequence of time but without the names of days or dates.
We are living in a continuously moving environment where little stays put and even though we have become accustomed to Link Ones movements mishaps do happen (regularly). Pots and pans, plates and cutlery, the occasional coffee or tea cup can go flying when you least expect it. Very frustrating!
We’ve had near perfect visibility since we set sail so there is one factor that is continuously with us and that is the horizon, its always there just in front of us and all around us moving at the same speed as us, sea as far as the eye can see! There is something soothing about gazing out over the ocean, it reminds me of the hypnotic state you can find yourself in when staring into an open fire, its alive, always in motion, changing continuously, never the same, you can sit for hours studying it. We do!
We are eating well and all 3 of us go the extra mile to turn simple ingredients into a decent meal. It turns out that Per-Erling is an enthusiastic baker so we have been treated to sour dough bread twice and even cinnamon buns. Very impressive considering the size and equipment available in the galley.
Another bonus is that we have managed to catch a few fish. To date we have caught 4 Dorado’s and 1 Bonito. 1 Dorado provides 2 meals for the 3 of us. Google ”Dorado”they are the most fascinating of fish, beautifully coloured until they die, then they loose their splendour. A wee bit morbid perhaps but its like you can see the life run out of them.
Today Johan is in charge of food and he’s in the galley at this very moment. I believe we are going to be treated to a pasta with tomato, chili peppers, garlic and mozzarella. Can’t wait, you are more hungry at sea!
All in all we are fine, missing our families and taking life one wave at a time.