Moving the Minnow from the Eastern Caribbean to Florida, Day 2
The wind was light and the sea was mostly calm. Not glassy or anything, just
small waves and swells. It made for a very relaxing day.
The wind eventually died to almost nothing, so we motored most of the
afternoon and evening. We went by several other islands during the morning
hours. In the late evening the Virgin Islands were just coming into view
about 25 miles away. We could see lights from the islands, but no detail.
In order to arrive during daylight, we slowed down. We did this by taking
down the mainsail and leaving up the solent (small jib). That way we will be
able to see where things are when we try to park. Maybe we won't hit things
quite as hard.
Never having been there before, we are suspecting that it will be more
scenic during the day, too.
Today we were lazy on the Minnow. We didn't have urgent repairs or cleaning.
So we read a lot, played chess (see below for scorecard), and I cooked some
things. A chocolate pie, a chocolate cake, a loaf of bread, a
eggs-onions-potatoes-and-cheese breakfast item, chicken parmesan, rice, and
two gallons of tea.
Tomorrow we meet James, Mike, and Bob in St. Thomas.
We caught a barracuda and a tuna fish. We think it was a yellow-fin again.
We caught both of them in the morning and then got nothing the rest of the
Arts and Entertainment:
Serge and I played chess off and on today. We had four good games of chess.
Then Serge won the fifth.