July 30th, 2009

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Thusrday 30 July, light winds

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

At 15.10 hrs UTC we are at 42.48 N 15.45 W 98 mile day with 583 miles to go, better than half way. We are about abreast of Cape Finisterre on the most N.W. corner of Spain. Less than 300 miles to the East of us. Giving the infamous Gulf of Biscayne a wide berth. On the very first trip to Mexico with Mattie, my last wife, we stayed at the Cabo Finisterre Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, in 1991. Some places and events remain in the memory for a long time. The wind fizzled out to nothing and the motor ran from yesterday evening till the morning. A half hour ago the motor was cranked up once more. We are between two High pressure areas. The forecasts for the next 5 days are a little more promising. We have one egg, cabbage, carrots and potatoes left for a few more days. Lettuce was finished at dinner time with Ron’s deviled eggs routine. We had a hit on the pole but lost the lure. Boobies kept diving on and nipping the bait. Done some clean up in the cabin and Ron has been polishing the stainless stanchions and pulpits, while we are in relative calm waters.