True Wind: 4 knots/W
Sea State: small 1-2' swell

Ahoy,

We are still having fun. South of the Stream, the water seems to have a different, more brilliant blue color. It makes me think of glaciers, even though it was hot hot hot and humid yesterday. We've been seeing those "by the wind sailors" jellyfish. Can't Romberg their names. A small flying fish landed in our scupper Monday night. It's cool to have the Gulf Stream to cross -- the ocean is not a featureless expanse.

We've started a marathon read-aloud of "Riddle of the Sands" that has a special place along side "Captains Courageous" on Faith and Hope's small bookshelf. We were amused by Childers' ironic reference to "nautical yarns in the 'hardy Corinthian' style" of "amateur yachtsmen" foreshadowing the revelation of Davies' serious purpose, 53 years after the first Bermuda Race. Looks like we'll have time to read to the end.

Nik & Jim