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North Star - USA - Log Day 2 - Slowing Down

The winds for us have been OK and we have been making 4-6 kts about 150 nm off the African coast heading to a point NW of Cape Verdes. As of now we have covered about 300 miles. We will turn west as soon as the winds are sure, which will be later in the week (we hope!).

We enjoyed the noontime HF network and hearing about what the people were doing while becalmed. Fishing seems a great topic. We missed a chance to buy some fishing gear -- Rick was proud of the big Lasagne fish we caught fishing in th freeze box -- that's where they hide under the hotdogs. WE had that for dinner last night and that was good enough -- in fact, delicious. The net controller chuckled a little at Rick's report of our "fishing" luck.

Life aboard is consistently busy. When not on watch or sleeping, there is plenty to keep us occupied. Henry and I fixed the Oreck vacuum cleaner today -- troubleshooting is always fun when you can solve the problem. We did and the vacuum works like a champ. Henry is sketching a full-rigged ship in his iPad. Rick is reading and cooking, although he says he is not the cook -- galley manager, he prefers. This evening's dinner according to the label on it was something like Nana's noodle casserole -- Really it was Carolyn's special tuna noodle casserole that all three of us know and love!

Pray for wind!

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