Friday, November 17, 2006

Red Sky at Night...Sailor's Delight

Well, the old adage is partially true. Last night's sunset was a brilliant mural of reds and oranges. The wind today is blowing a steady 20 knots, and we are cruising along on at a very fast broad reach. The sky is overcast, though, and rain poured down this morning during a brief squall. A low pressure system is moving down from the north over the next few days. If we continue our good progress, we should be able to regulate the wind speed using the Azore highs as a buffer.

Today is definitely an inside day. I spent the morning learning how to tie a monkey's fist. Hey, you never know when a big ball of rope will come in handy. Besides, with a name like monkey's fist, it's a knot that everyone should know. I'm now acclimated to reading down below and am making good progress on the book Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk. I suppose that it is particularly relevant to this adventure.

We're still experiencing email issues. We are not sure if the emails that we have sent out over the past few days have reached their recipients. We seem to be receiving emails just fine, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re book: How appropriate, a book touching upon the stock market with a boat in the ocean as the cover. :o)

Saturday, November 18, 2006 6:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're now well off the iboat track map. Craig, can you contact them to extend the map? Shane, Walid, don't fall off the end! :o)

Saturday, November 18, 2006 6:37:00 AM  
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Its updated now :)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 8:54:00 PM  

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