Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The crew is toughing it out in foul weather

Here we are on day 5 of the passage (see picture). To our surprise, we can still pirate wi-fi access to the internet from here. We are getting the latest updates from NOAA, NWS, passageweather.com, etc. The internet is everywhere.

There was a bit of a scare when we started to take on water earlier, but I tightened the coupling to the leaking radiator, and it seems to be under control.

Even though it has been bone-chillingly cold on this trip, we have resisted the temptation to light a fire. We figure it is just too risky when on this kind of expedition. Plus we would have to throw out the dried flowers Dana put on the hearth for decoration. So we just turned up the thermostat.

As for keeping our energy levels up to the demands of the adventure, I think we will have the pork tenderloin tonight on a bed of butternut squash. It is Bruce's turn to cook. Hey where is Bruce? Now that I think about it, we haven't seen him since his shift on Sunday...Man overboard!

Um....more later.