Friday, November 18, 2011


Well here we are, on the second day of our passage. We are in the Gulf Stream right now and I seem to be enjoying it a lot more than I expected. Maybe that's because I have been watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 most of the time. Today a tiny bird I call Fiddlesticks came out of nowhere and landed right smack in the middle of Sterling's lap. This fearless bird really likes Sterling, he even slept with him! We have a hard time walking around when the boat is heeling and it takes a lot of energy to go to the bathroom. I also don't like sleeping on the upper tack because I keep falling out of bed.

Now we are in Bermuda, after a six day passage. We didn't plan to come here so we didn't have paper charts or a courtsay flag. We say that we got sucked into Bermuda because the currents and the winds were favored to go towards Bermuda and on the day before we came here we found out their was a low pressure zone developing in the Caribbean, and Bermuda was a convenient place to sit it out. We thought the passage was pretty hard but our friends on Skylark have a dog, imagine how hard it would be for a dog on a passage. Dogs already have hard enough time going to the bathroom but when the boat is heeling and they have to go on the aft deck wearing a life jacket! Bermuda is a really cool place, I especially like the blue water. Bermuda is known for its pink sand and brightly colored houses, I will post some pictures of the houses but we haven't gone to the beach yet so I will post some pictures of the beach as soon as I go there.


  1. Wow Mia you sound like a very seasoned sailor these days. Very impressive! I am glad you enjoyed your impromptu visit to Bermuda. I have always wanted to visit to see the pink sand beaches. Keep up your blogging it is really great to follow your travels. Don't forget to tell us about any new foods or activities you try.

  2. Hei Mia,
    Your location report for Borealis was very good!

    Love Muksi