Pangaea SD 2017 04 05

One more sleep

Jun 08 2017

by Maya Weeks – Guest Crew –

For the last three days, we have been making preparations for our passage from Key West. We have successfully managed to mend an anchor with a replacement part that came via FedEx, we’ve replaced immersion suits, tested a “Gumby” suit, checked lifejackets, rigged the forestay, and made beautiful meals while we still have fresh produce. We’ve been on shopping trips to town, cleared customs (for the non-US nationals), and done copious amounts of unpacking and repacking as we’ve gotten settled in our bunks–padded hammocks that hang against the side of the boat, endlessly more comfortable than they sound and a source of divine sleep.

We’ve covered emergency procedures, learned about Sea Dragon’s lines and winches, visited a local watering hole, and waded through Key West’s flooded streets. We have, with no shortage of laughter, begun to adjust to cooking in the galley and are hoping that we’ll get faster at it while we’re underway. Weather permitting, we depart today for Bermuda. We are preparing to sail for a day or so in the rain and then hoping for sunny skies. Word is that the easiest way to ward off seasickness is to take a seasickness tablet the night before beginning to sail, so odds are some of us are going to be doing that tonight. We’re ready!!! We are off :)

Weather permitting, we depart tomorrow for Bermuda. We are preparing to sail for a day or so in the rain and then hoping for sunny skies. Word is that the easiest way to ward off seasickness is to take a seasickness tablet the night before beginning to sail, so odds are some of us are going to be doing that tonight. We’re ready!!!