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12 Feb 03
A quiet sunset in the Western Caribbean
Dear friends and family,
Good question - glad you asked. We are currently at 11° 52' N by 74° 11' W. This is about 45 miles north of Columbia, or 300 miles (43 hours) from the San Blas (see map). The wind is still blowing hard (20-30 knots) from dead behind us. The swells have grown a bit but the biggest are still no more than 15'. We're making about 7 knots under jib alone, which we hope holds up as it will enable us to arrive in daylight. Actually, we're expecting the winds to die down a bit and to clock around to the NE. This last will enable us to put up some mainsail, which should make up any lost speed from decreasing winds.
This morning we made contact with Vamp, an OZ boat we met a year ago in St. Martin. They have a 14 year old girl Amanda has been emailing regularly, as well as a younger boy. They've been up in Nova Scotia for the summer, working their way up and down the inter-coastal waterway (ICW). They're another boat we'd like to team up with across the Pacific. They're in Cartagena now, but they should be sailing for the San Blas in a day or 2.
All our love -- The intrepid crew of Ocelot
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