I’ve gone back to 11 May, reread my journal, chosen the best pictures and added details to what has already been posted to the blog regarding our first blue water passage.
It took 45 days leaving from Guaymas, 33 days leaving from Cabo San Lucas - our last sight of land. It was a passage with many ups and downs. Things seemed to break far too often, although we were once told that for each day on passage one thing can be expected to break. Dick did quite well although fatigue was a big factor. He said it was much more difficult to do a passage with just two people compared to his passage to the Marquesas last year with Darren and Haruka on Cool Cat. To be honest, emotionally I had more downs than ups, although (Dick said) I stepped up when help was needed. A quote from Animal, Vegetable, Miracle! by Barbara Kingsolver: “It’s commonly said that humans remember pleasure but forget pain, and that is the only reason women ever have more than one child.” So my hope is I will remember the good parts, and in time, be able to try another blue water passage.
Big thanks to Phyllis who received a satellite phone text message everyday and posted our progress to the blog.