Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bora Bora to Suwarrow - Day 3

We're half way there! Woo Hoo!

The seas have increased, but they're following, so we're enjoying a relatively smooth ride. Our wing-on-wing sailing configuration seems to be less rolly than usual; Chris and I aren't quite sure why though, but we're sure enjoying it.

I think we've got a good watch schedule going that allows both of us to feel "relatively" rested. As rested as you can get when you only sleep for 3-4 hour chunks of time.

7 pm - 11 pm --> Anne-Marie's watch
11 pm - 2 am --> Chris' watch
2 am - 5 am --> Anne-Marie's watch
5 am - 9 am --> Chris's watch

Chris then naps for a few hours in the morning and me in the afternoon. Consistent napping during the day is the big ticket item! Even if we don't feel super sleepy, we make sure to at least lie down and try to sleep, which helps a lot to make the night watches easier.

We are in SSB radio contact with about 7 other boats that are headed to Suwarrow. In the morning is the Official Net where we give our position, weather etc... In the evenings is a Social Net where people discuss sail plans and just have general chit-chat. It's nice to feel like part of a community when you're traveling in you little boat across the big blue!

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