Becalmed!!!

Air temp: 64 degrees
Humidity: 76% Barometer: 1018 mb
Speed: 3-5 knots Course: 110-120 degrees True
Noon to noon distance made in nautical miles for the last 24 hours: 73 miles Point of Sail: Beam to Broad reach
Wind speed: SSW 5-7 knots
Swells: N 2-4 ft.
Noon Latitude: 38 deg 55′ N (Latitude wise – Same as point Arena) Noon Longitude: 126 deg 32′ W
Camanoe’s fish count since Maui: Flying fish – 7 Squid – 0 Mahi Mahi – 1 Breakfast today: Oatmeal with blueberries
Lunch today: 1/2 of a medium watermelon and 6 med. oatmeal raisin cookies
Dinner tonight: Steak Fajitas(Meat, tortilla, and salsa only), and Chocolate pudding

We have been becalmed for the majority of the last 24 hours with 190 miles to reach San Francisco. Until 20 minutes ago, the wind has been less then 3 knots since 2100 last night. The wind just picked up a few minutes ago, so we are finally moving. I ran the engine for about and hour this morning. Just long enough to put some juice in the batteries and heat up the water heater for a nice shower tonight.

We have had about 10-16 Bottle Nose dolphins with us all day. They have been riding our bow and circling the boat. They don’t seem to mind if I sit on the bow seat, placing me about 5 feet away, watching them swim. Molly and Wally, my favorite pair seem to be the most energetic and friendly. They don’t seem to be afraid of me, unlike their comrades. They both have visible scars all over their body. According to my literature, Sharks are a major predator of Bottle Nose Dolphins, often leaving large scars.

The wind is beginning to peter out. Looks like another night of drifting.

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