Day 238, Year 6 Passage to Cape Cod, Day 2b-All’s Well
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2011, 6:00 pm
Weather: Sunny, Totally Overcast, Sunny, Lower 80’s
Wind: SW 20-24 Knots
Latitude: 34 55.569 N
Longitude: 075 09.291 W
Location: Coast of North Carolina off Cape Hatteras
Miles Traveled: 203
All is well aboard Windbird. Rex is feeling much better and is having his first beer since coming aboard. And hopefully he will be able to eat dinner tonight. The seas have calmed a bit and we are traveling at 10+ knots in the Gulf Stream. We are currently sailing with only one sail, a full main, and the ride is nice and easy swaying from side to side. The day started as totally overcast, cleared to a completely blue sky, become totally overcast again, and is now clearing and sunny. We’re hoping we can stick with the Gulf Stream for at least another day as we are enjoying the fast ride.
We would like to thank my sister Patsy and her husband Joe for taking such good care of us while we were visiting in the Carolinas. Patsy and Joe’s backyard adjoins Meadowlands Golf Course, but Joe really enjoys gardening and attracting blue birds in their yard. Joe and I had great fun watching the blue birds nesting, planting beans and kale, and getting a compost bin started while Patsy and I just enjoyed being together. So Patsy and Joe, we just want you to know how much we appreciated the hospitality and the chance to just be together. Thank you so much.