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03 December 2009

Halfway Day

Exactly halfway!
At just about 10 am (local time, which is currently UTC-3) or just under 8 solid days of travel, we hit the halfway mark of 1325 miles to go to St. Lucia. We celebrated with all hands on deck and mimosas in the bright morning sunshine.
Casey celebrating halfway point.
Then Casey put us to work, and we launched the spinnaker again, and have been cruising along steadily with it all day. The wind's been a bit variable in both direction and speed, so it's keeping those on watch busy driving.

We had pizza for lunch - three versions of Sofia's most creative topping selections - and are looking forward to the official halfway party tonight. Everyone's been too lazy to work on their outfits (there was much napping after the pizza lunch) so there may be some extremely creative last-minute work going on shortly.

Things are otherwise extremely quiet out here - no sign of another boat for days; only one suicidal flying fish on deck this morning (though lots zooming around all around us); and one big, beautiful, mostly-white seabird with a really long tail flew by this afternoon.

Sofia says: "Grattis pa fodelsedagen Eva-Britt och Gunnel!" ("Happy Birthday Mom & Aunt Gunnel!")

3 Dec 2009 19:03 UTC 17 23.076 N 38 33.359 W

- Anne, for WT