Does last July seem like a long time ago? I asked Jim. Yes, he said, because we've done so much since then. It's odd, though, because when we both worked nine to five jobs and most of our days were a series of much-the-sames, last July would feel much more recent. There's something about the passage of time relative to what you're doing... we may be on to something here. Let's call it the Sockdolager effect. If you live big, full-sized days doing what you love, maybe time passes differently. Maybe individual days go fast, but a string of them looped into months is so packed full that it feels like a long time when you look back. Ya think? Certainly life on a sailboat is the elixir, the antidote to my growing alarm, as I get older, at the apparent acceleration of my days.
Cloudy and humid today. The wind has veered (Yay!) to the NNW and we're broad reaching right along the rhumb line. Yesterday we made 118 miles! We're sleeping a lot on off-watches because the motion takes some getting used to, and it has been lumpy out here. The reason we double-reefed the main is because the wind goes suddenly from 12 knots to 20, and we want to be comfortable. So we're rolling the genoa jib in and out as need arises. Boy it's hard typing on a keyboard--the boat lurches and my fingers come down on some other key. Three boats are blogging their voyages as we fan out to the W and SW: Estrellita, Luckness, and Sockdolager. It's fun keeping in touch with them. Go visit their blogs, too!
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