Noon Update July 9

Team MatDan is officially first on the Fish Leaderboard with a solid effort this morning of a small but dynamic Skipjack Bonito. The opposition was on watch at the time and their cries of “Fish On!!!” were met with EXTREME SKEPTICISM by the sleeping off watch. (Remember that Kevin, the evil genius of Rubber Chicken fame, visited us in the Azores and we are sure that his bag was bursting with little “surprises”!). But No, it was a real fish. It is now disassembled and loaded into the freezer for dinner tomorrow. I am the first one to admit that I am not a lover of fish but catching it from the stern of your boat while crossing the Atlantic is pretty cool. We will except this ENORMOUS VICTORY QUIETLY AND WITH DIGNITY. ‘Nuf said…
The crew is adapting well to this Always moving environment. Meals were light the first day but today began with pancakes and some of Mattie’s flavored rice might be on the menu for lunch. Captain’s orders require us all to drink a 1 1/2 liter bottle of water each day. The bottles are marked for each crew and checked by ‘smother’ Laurie. Noon to noon mileage was a respectable 148 The Sun is out and the wind is a steady 10-13 knots. What’s not to love! Send along a note if you wish. Regards, Hornblower.


Noon Update July 9 — 6 Comments

  1. Congratulations on the fish, but I believe that this is the SECOND fish and that the score is tied. (Even though the captain dismissed the first fish in a Trump-esque fashion (#FAKEFISH #SAD), it still counts!

    Glad things are off to a good start! Be well!

  2. Yeah!! Sounds like you’re doing great. Watching you all and excited to hear that the ocean has welcomed you so kindly. You’re well on your way!

  3. Sounds like perfect conditions, you’ll be home in no time!!
    Please avoid hurricanes 🙂
    I need someone to monitor my consumption of 1.5 litters of water here on land!

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