June 26, 2008
157 miles to go. Last night pretty much sucked. We took turn standing watches to hand steer. Saw a big ship’s light on the horizon headed our way. Ken hailed him on the VHF radio and happily he had seen us too. So he changed course to avoid running over us. After day light we were briefly blessed with an escort of about eight dolphin. They only stayed for around 15 minutes playing in our bow wave, but they were magnificent. By noon, seas were calm enough for Bob (the wheel pilot) to steer. There are tiny little flying fish all over our deck.