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Head Out On The Highway (27-Nov-2002-13-30):
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 away.

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.

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