|Cindy and Kevin on the bow. The open sea behind, calm calm calm!|
Kevin wanted to jump off but we could see some jellyfish so decided not to stop and make the leap
|This ray was very large, his wings propelling him and his "wingtips" visible.|
|Many turtles just floating by|
|a turtle a bit closer|
|This turtle diving and trying to not be hit by us!|
|another turtle trying to not be hit by the boat|
|and yet another turtle swimming away. We saw literally hundreds of sea turtles|
on this 49 hours passage. The glassy smooth water made them very visible.
|sunset, calm conditions|
|Kevin with the hose. Next up the "Bird On Bow"! |
We call these with an acronym we created - BOB! We yell, we have a BOB!
They just make a mess if we let them ride for hours on end!
|Kids playing on the bow|
|Kevin checking things out with Dad in the engine room|
|Cindy helping check temperatures with Dad|
Cindy has the temperature gun in hand.
She was amazed to find the exhaust manifold runs at about
375 degrees, while the transmission is normally around 150 degrees.
|Nighttime, lights still on in pilothouse as well as moon and spotlight|
The moon lit our way the first night and we ended up with no need for a spotlight
|paper airplane flying competitions!|
|Steve playing with the binoculars, Zappa cat in his bed, and what a moon!|
|Steve saw these dolphins in one overnight passage. |
He said they did flips in the air just 10 feet from the boat!