| 1:30 PM local time, Wednesday, November 27 (0130 Nov. 27 UTC) 28 04 N 017 07
W. Temp. 75, Humidity 72%, Cloud Cover 100%. Underway.
Warm greetings from the crew of Maverick.
We just departed La Gomera for the passage across the Atlantic. A high
has begun to settle in and should soon provide strong northeasterlies for our
trip southwest to a waypoint Mr. Shrode has named "wind" for the trades we
expect to follow, as Columbus did, to the Caribbean. When we get to our
waypoint, after about 650 miles, we'll turn right and head just south of due
west for Grenada, our planned landfall, which will then be about 2100 miles
We won't be able to use the engine, as we have not been able to resolve
the problem with the prop shaft, so we'll have to sail all the way. The
Captain has some butterflies, and that's what we're here for, thrillseekers.
We haven't had what we would call an adventure since we left the Red Sea six
months ago, and now there's a little excitement in the air.
Wish us luck.