Don't get me wrong, last night Rick and I shared a nice meal while watching the sunset and enjoying a lively conversation. There is a string of such lovely moments I can look back on when it comes to these past twelve days.
I asked Rick if he enjoyed passage making in itself. We have friends who live for this. Our friend Allan has waxed poetic about his offshore experiences, and I know he meant every word. If we are to be perfectly honest, we truly enjoy aspects of this experience too, but we both have had a couple moments of, "Can we please just get there already?" It can be taxing, day in, day out on a small continually rocking boat away from everything and everyone.
And then I sit quietly in the cockpit and think: wow, how amazing it is that we are crossing the Pacific Ocean - this enormous body of water, full of surprises and beauty. It really is humbling. I never would have imagined myself doing this 10 years ago. It's actually pretty stinking incredible if you ask me. Even if some days are just a little bit blah.
Position: 08* 25.873' N 128* 0.663' W
Distance: 123 nm
Heading: 209* T
Speed: 5.1 k .nots