Is the passage half empty or half full? – MW Morpheus Log Day 8 -11/28 5:50 PM Ship Time (GMT)

Miles Traveled:1,344
Miles To Go (to Antigua): 1,344
Heading: 245
Current Speed: 8 knots
Fastest Ride so Far: Jim/Otto with a 17.2 Knot mark on 11/26 Butter Indicator: Butter debate rages on unsettled. Consensus: Not Melted

Thought of the Day:
“Boring is good.” – Deb

Sailing:
It’s deja vu all over again. Blue skies, puffy clouds, and a consistent following wind. A smooth comfortable ride in mostly the right direction. The same port gybe with the Wing and Wing configuration, mainsail starboard, jib port. Jim thinks this is the longest time on this passage we’ve been on the same gybe. The trade winds are performing as advertised. We’re on a course that’ll take us further south than Antigua, but hey… there are other cool islands down there.

Halfway Party:
At 5:50 PM GMT we reached the exact midpoint of the passage. 1,344 miles ahead, 1,344 miles behind, and you know that notion just crossed my mind.

Deb planned ahead with a selection of hats that you will simply have to wait for the pictures to see, as I am not going to attempt to describe them. Okay. Two hints. Think… Conquistador Jim, #Doug, Dia De La Muerto Kim, and Matador Mike. A double issue of grog to mark the occasion – meaning – I got two beers. The highlight was Deb’s homemade Rum Cake, a slice of which qualified as an additional ration of grog.

Fishing:
Fishing is suspended as we’ve decided we should eat the fish we caught before catching another (refrigeration constraints).

Food:
Yogurt Fruit and Nut Medley for Breakfast. Multilayer Nachos for lunch. Fresh Dorado Tempura Fish Tacos for dinner with Debs flammable Rum Cake for dessert. Smoking not permitted within 10 feet of the cake.

The fish was great. Really great. Captain Jim (who generally hates fish) gave the fish taco plate a glowing review saying: “I could eat this.”

As good as the fish main course, the rum cake was even better.

With benign conditions, movie night on the mainsail is on the docket after dark. – mw

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My intent is to cross-post daily logs to my blog MW Mobile Blog (MikeWallach.com) and Jim & Deb’s Morpheus Sailing Blog from SailMail. Due to the technology limitations, these will be short -text only – posts. I’ll backfill pictures and video once I am home again.

PostScript – As a courtesy I give all on-board an opportunity to add comments here on the bottom of post prior to transmission if they so desire:

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