Day 10. Hey guys! Yesterday and today we had few psychologically significant things happen. First of all our ground log that we installed with Ania when we bought the boat in 2014 just clocked 50000 miles. All of these miles are ours, save for my absence during the 700 mile trip from Lisbon to Canary Islands, when Ania sailed with our friends and kids. I know it’s just number like any other, but it caused me to reflect on what has happened in our lives over those 50000 miles we left behind. I recall lots of memories that are mostly positive despite an extremely intense beginings. Our kids grew from toddlers. Ania became even more beautiful inside and out, at least for me. We reached new depth of intimacy both with each other, with ourselves and with our new home. We gained some distance and fine tuned a lot of things. Even though this trip across the Atlantic going East is far more demanding and complicated than the chill cruise down the trade winds to the Caribbean it seems so much more peaceful, well prepared, easier. It seems to be the general reflection of the turn that our lives took over that period. When something goes wrong I concentrate more on finding a fix than get pissed off at it. I find more and more gratitude for Ania’s and kids’ presence in my life. I find them to be genious mirrors that show me who I am. They show me often things that are tough to swallow, but perhaps getting in touch with those things is exactly the way to finally grow up emotionally. As we leave these miles in our wake I sense how we reach new depths of intimacy, friendship, love. I am grateful to find the partner in Ania in more and more areas. It’s a bit magical. I wanna thank you my beloved for the trust in this crazy idea, for perseverance in the face of many difficulties and for putting up with my transofmations over the years as you were becoming a fundamental part of our life together and of what we live and stand for today. THANK YOU! Thanks to all of you for your attention over the years, as well.
Secondly we covered well over the quarter of our total journey, but even more importantly we are inside of 2000 miles away from the mouth of te English Chanel. That means that at this rate we should be within a helicopter rescue range within a week. I am not saying that one should relax into letting the guard down, but it feels good to be close to the point where the rest of the trip seem a bit more downhill. Aside from continuing our g-slalom between lows, highs and fronts we began fixing our spinnaker – the downwind workhorse. Keep your fingers crossed because as far as I can see in the forecast models we are going to be dealing with downwind. It is hard to sail efficiently with the genoa and the mainsail. Many multihulls have no ability to let out the main very far because of the shrouds being so far back. Our trimaran is particularly handicapped in this respect. Hence our dead angle downing is about 70 degrees and we have to keep zigzagging if we wanna make our way straight downwind.
Again keep your fingers crossed. We gonna need a working spinnaker ;).
Cheers guys. Much love.
Crew of Poly
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