Wednesday, July 1, 2009

to Panama

While the East Coast is waiting for their HST (high speed train), we are
busy running the HSB to Panama.
Since we left Port Antonio, we have covered 343 nm in 60 hours, with 157
of them in the last 24 hours. We continue to enjoy (?) an Easterly wind
blowing at 20 to 25 knots, and it comes with a 12 feet swell. The swell
being on the beam, we sometimes roll heavily, showing us precisely what
needs to be secured better.
With all that shaking, the water in the tanks comes out with small white
particles in suspension, which clog the Brita filters too quickly. Since
we have only a short run left and more than 180 gallons of water in the
tanks, we have decided to use water as profusely as we can to drain the
tanks and refill in Panama.
On the fishing front, we stand at 3-0. The fish got 2 ends of line with
hook, leader and all and one leader with hook. but David is not giving
up and is now making stronger leaders with steel wire.
No pressure however on the fishing guys (I mean David and Jean-Francois,
I am out of it) we have plenty of food left in the freezer.

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