I have created this blog with the hopes that you, my friend, will follow me as I sail around the world (figuratively or literally, not sure yet) with my parents on their Contest 48. Whereas I hope to keep you updated with exciting adventures of exotic ports and epic waves, keep in mind that cruising - that is, traveling by boat in a leisurely fashion - tends to be filled with days of intense boredom, punctuated by moments of sheer terror. Please keep this in mind as you read these entries, for this platform will be just as much an attempt for me to maintain my sanity (and connection to the California-based world), as entertainment and reassurance for you. And so, follow me as I sail the world.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

News from Afar

I wish I had something exciting to report, but every time I go above deck it is just more of the same: swells rolling out to the horizon and a partly cloudy sky. The wind, however, is unfortunately not so consistent. It is light; 10-13 knots; North to North East to NNE... It would be most convenient if the wind would pick up 5 knots or so, and choose one direction to come from. If you could arrange that, I'd appreciate it.

Every day my sea legs get sturdier, but every once in a while I am still sent flying across the cabin by a swell I didn't anticipate (stupid). A few weeks ago I posted a question on Facebook asking people what they would do for entertainment if they were in my shoes, and I got lots of great answers ranging from art projects to drinking heavily to yoga. I have lots of things I could be doing, but even trying to sit up straight is a challenge. I have not even delved into the seasons of TV shows I got from a friend before we left shore. Is it laziness, inconvenience, or the exhaustion of doing nothing that makes me feel lazy and exhausted? Does that even make sense? We will see if I still have my sanity by the time we get to the south pacific. I am sure the tropics will help..

Seeing as how this post has absolutely no point and is senseless rambling that I will be embarrassed to have written when I finally have internet access again and can review my blog, I had better stop.
At 3/28/2011 5:13 PM (utc) Rutea's position was 13°36.55'N 116°10.07'W

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  1. We're all a little bit crazy. Sometimes I feel nuts because I'm in my own head so much. Do what you can to focus on your breathing! :)

  2. Hang on, sweet niece! I went to Legoland with David, Cyndi and Shane on Saturday. Thought about you while on the roller coaster