Our Mid Night Passage
We left about 12:25 AM. The moon was full and bright. Christian had always said he wanted to sail at night. i think this is what he was talking about. It was very beautiful. I never thought i would feel that way about a moving boat at night. It was so bright it was like dusk. We had a buddy boat who left ahead of us and were in contact with them. That makes you not feel so alone in the middle of the ocean. Just seeing their light was most reassuring for me.
We both were awake for a while till we got the boat somewhat settled and then Kirk let me go below and rest my eyes and he took the hard watch. After a while i went back upstairs to keep him company. The sun rise was so slow, but when the ole ball finally got from behind the clouds, it was blinding!! The colors were great and it was a 360 view.
Kirk then rested his eyes and i was on watch by myself. That was pretty cool. Just me, the boat and the ocean. We sailed, motor sailed and motored. The winds were not as projected. (imagine that) We had about a 6 foot swell from the north west and a 4 foot wind chop from the east north east. When the two met, the seas were a little confused. All in all not that bad of conditions.
We got into St Martin around 2 pm sorry no pictures