Day 11: Sun day, fun day
By the time the sun rose, I was still super tired so I decided to sleep in. After all, it is Sunday. Around 11, I decided I wanted to have bacon for breakfast. I brought a package just for this occasion. But, the rolling. Not a safe way to cook bacon (I only have a Forman grill), so I guess that pack is going in the freezer.
I've been on the same tack all yesterday, day and night, so I decided to play around and see if I could squeeze a few fractions more knots out of the boat. Total waste of time, I was completely unsuccessful and had to change it back. So, now I'm back on the tack I started. Pole on the jib, wing-on-wing with 1 furl in the mainsail. I feel like I'm just along for the ride at this point. The boat's heading straight for Hawaii, and I'm just a passenger. Like a really long flight in turbulent weather.
So, the only thing to do is to count the time and miles left to the finish. As of noon today, I had 862 nautical miles left. That means I did 138 nm in 1 day. Each day will vary, but if I were to keep this speed, it would put me in Hawaii Saturday night. Sunday is probably more reasonable, can't expect this perfect tack all the way. Also, I might have to dodge a hurricane and that could easily add a few days. I'm hoping for Sunday, then maybe I can get to have some Sunday bacon.
Captain Petter on S/V Bella Marina