We are at Latitude 8.17, which means we are 8 degrees and 409.5 nautical miles (NM) north of the Equator, and are about to enter the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). We got our first squall this morning, just light rains but the skies are black and gray and there are squalls all around us. I took some pictures to post when we get to the internet. We're jammin to Janis Joplin as we await the inevitable - that we will get wet. Destiny needs a bath, and will appreciate the cleansing. We don't
have good radio transmission, probably because of these weather patterns. I'm the dummy in that arena, but we have been trying to transmit since early yesterday to no avail. The wind and seas have given us a good ride of late and we seem to be making much better progress. I am finally sleeping well when not on watch. Either my body has finally succumbed to the extreme fatigue or I am getting accustomed to the jolting and banging. I question not the why or how, only thank God for the "what is".
There is nothing real exciting to report just now, except that we had 15-bean soup for lunch (uh-oh!), so we had better stay outside for a while, ya think!?