Friday, April 15, 2016

Moonshadow’s Final Passage Report

I know you call a bunch of sea animals a school, but it was a SWARM of dolphin that greeted Moonshadow to the Marquesas today. There were way too many to count, so we guessed 80 or 100 dolphin, port, starboard ahead and astern, sometimes 5 abreast jumping clear of the water. It was just a riot of splashing and exhaling dolphin, that went on for about a mile. We couldn’t imagine a better welcome party.

Landfall after a long passage is just the best. The end of one chapter and the beginning of another. A day we will never forget.

Final stats:

Distance sailed: 2837 nautical miles
Time of passage: 16 days 8 hours
Average speed: 7.2 knots
Still happily married: John and Deb


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