Thursday, May 7, 2009

788 miles behind us

Only 2199 miles to go. Tomorrow at 2:30pm we will have been under way for one entire week. We'll be about 1/3 of the way to the Marquesas.
Yesterday was my first day of feeling well enough to read and start some sewing projects. Despite the fact that Nomad seems to cover as much lateral ground as forward progress, I'm able to pass the time doing things that make the day pass more quickly. Our wind is holding. Although it fluctuates, we haven't even thought of motoring since last Saturday. There is swell that comes from our port side and rolls us side to side so everything we do is with one hand or foot out to brace.

Our batteries haven't been holding their charges as well as they should so Brian is trouble shooting with Niger Calder's "Boat Owner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual" as well as installing a battery monitor he's had aboard for a couple of years. He's sitting in our "hallway" with wires and screwdrivers and cables and instructions around him, muttering.

Another way we've decided to pass time is to have an all-crew-required exercise session every afternoon. We do lunges, push ups, crunches, toe ups, and stretches... no jumping jacks. It's quite challenging to do pushups while the boat is dropping down a trough. It's been good at helping us feel not quite so stagnant and sedentary.

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1 comment:

erin adler said...

the all-crew calisthenics sounds like a super idea! us landlubbers really ought to take a page from that book...