Saturday, August 22, 2015

return day 19 Sat 8-22

Sat 8-22 1700

Aloha Westward Fans:

Today should be our last day at sea. San Nicolos Island is off of our port bow in clear afternoon sunshine and is our first sighting of land in 19 days. Today we awoke with overcast skies and a good 10 to 15 knot breeze on the beam. The sailing has been very nice with nothing extra ordinary going on until we brought out the luncheon horsd'oerves and the reward for yesterday's fastest speed was awarded as a tie to Roger and Bill.

Bamb! The BS fishing platform performed once again. The fish hit, dove and ran. All hands were needed to slow the boat for the fight. The staysail and the topsail were furled, the engine started for boat control and the fight began. When it was all done and over a 17 lb. yellow-fin tuna was landed, filleted and made ready for evening cocktails.

We hope to reach Catalina by midnight, moor and have a quiet breakfast in the morning. We will have time to kiss the each, swim and snorkel before heading home. The Catalina channel is only another 20 miles so we will be tied up and ready for clean up mid afternoon tomorrow. THEN THE REAL STORIES BEGIN

Waves: 2 to 3 ft.
lat 33 07n
lon 119 31w
almost no debris in the water
no squalls just partial clouds

We will keep you informed as things progress.

spirits: high
music: loud

A little bit More to follow!

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