This morning, the air felt different and the waves were bigger, yet the barometer wasn't saying much. When the wind hit the 20 knot mark, we reefed the foresail some more at my request. Soon enough, the wind climbed to 26.5 knots. But we were ready.
I'm all about preventative action. Sometimes I'm overly cautious one might say, but I've helped us avoid mishaps too. I'm okay with being the more conservative sailor of the two. Rick has learned to value that in me too. We balance each other out, and that's good.
The skies are clearing some, we'll be making water today. Other than that, it's all routine: including dodging white water that splashes into the cockpit when waves hit the side of the boat just so. Not to brag, but I think I'm winning. I have photos of Rick drenched from head to toe to prove it.
Position: 18 27.150' N - 116 20.137' W
Distance in 24hrs: 144 nm
Heading: 238 T