Update from Caitlin Murphy Aegir

Spirits are high aboard Aegir as the rain has moved on, and we are feastig on Amy Dawson's incredible  meals.  This morning began with a gorgeous sunrise and moonset, the first we've seen since the clouds have finally lifted. Mild weather and blue skies lifted all of our spirits and prompted some good story telling.
Yesterday around mid afternoon, we realized that our water-maker was no longer working properly. This posed a bit of a challenge to making drinking water, cooking , and of course going to the bathroom (we have fresh water heads). The crew of Aegir have taken this in stride alternating who has the arduous job of pumping liters of salt water through a hand pump to produce fresh water. Our water making system has reached new heights with the innovation of a pipe duct-taped to a hook that is put into our wake that forces the salt water uphill into our buckets. An improvement to getting wet everytime we refilled the bucket!
A couple pods of dolphins have been following us for the past few days, circling to come say hi every few watches and making for some great enertainment! At night, the most incredible part is watching them swim through the phosphoressence -  leaving their own glowing wake.
We have just put up our first spinnaker of the crossing as we sail into a ridge of high pressure. With nice weather, lots of candy bars, and calm seas, we are excited for the next few thousand miles!
Caitlin Murphy (on my first trans-Atlantic)


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