We left Suvarov on Sunday. Saturday was my birthday and we had a fairly
mellow celebration. The wind eased up and the anchorage was actually
comfortable. We went to shore and walked around. We came upon the most
amazing site - a small moray eel killing and devouring a crab. This type
of moray is the type that forages near the shore for food and spends time
out of the water while hunting. It was fascinating. It would knot itself
up and then pass the knot over the crab - effectively shredding the crab
with repeated passes and gobbling up the pieces . Jonah was thrilled.
Sunday we departed for American Samoa. We are going downwind which I
always find makes me slightly queasy. At this point though I don't get
sick and the seasickness medicine just makes me queasy in a different way
so I am going "au natural". It is very odd but I find my sinuses
act up and I get a slight headache as an outcome of this mild seasickness.
Well I guess it's a huge improvement over barfing and curling into a fetal
Jonah is thoroughly bored with all his videos and is demanding some
interaction this trip. Yikes I hope they have a good video selection in
Samoa because Mom needs to nap. I do the graveyard shift as usual.
We are currently motor sailing to try to get to our destination before
dark tomorrow, otherwise we will have to heave to and spend another night
at sea. I wish we had a faster, lighter boat sometimes... I actually am
disliking passages more and more. I love getting to new places or it would
be intolerable but the fact of sailing for days has lost its excitement. I
guess I am doing this not so much to sail huge distances but to see cool
places. I do find myself dreaming of spending some time away from the boat
but I think that is normal, everyone needs a vacation from the everyday.
The boat really needs a good cleaning, it was too bumpy at Suvarov. In
addition, I really need to do some deck scrubbing and paint some wood.
Work work work.
We caught a Mahi-Mahi today. Around 12 pounds. It was beautiful. Amazing
colors on the fish. Wow. Jonah yelled and screamed encouragement while Dad
hauled it in on the deck. He just loves when we land fish. I wish he was
old enough to wash all the damm blood off the deck but its worth it for