DAY 9 - July 18 2019
Here is a little update of the crew aboard :
" Let's start with the s*** of the day, or rather the night. Our Main got tired of getting hit by the spinnaker halyards and split in half... not in half: closer to the bottom. In the middle of the night! We "engineered" a way to repair it, meaning we stitched the giant wound. Good thing we learned CPR with the Red Cross before we left! Once stitched back together, we used epoxy for the scar. It seems to be working: we pulled it up about 2 hours ago. Obviously, it will need a talented surgeon when it comes home. It was such a downer, we brought out our "Castelnaudary cassoulet" from its hiding place. (GBC side note: duck confit with beans). No wine: we will enjoy it once we dock. Otherwise, routine yesterday... meeeeh... 225 NM on a straight line, but the Pacific was ferocious... the waves were going in all directions. It felt like Paris-Dakar in 4 wheel drive! We are talking huge bumps and Girafon couldn't sprint at all! Not cool! Question: what smells worse than a Home Depot bucket used for many, many things? Answer: a Home Depot bucket in which flying fish landed unbeknownst to the crew. That's what! No music, but we are starting to enjoy beautiful sunsets. Also, don't forget to donate to The ALS Association Golden West Chapter: they inspire us every single day. Thank you. Love, Girafon."
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