Today is Day 20 of our voyage which was (is?) expected to last 60 days. In many ways , it feels like we have just begun.
In any event, it was nice to end the day as one of quintessential trade winds sailing: sailing wing-on-wing with gentle following seas. This picture is from the forward berth shot through the hatch looking up at the sails and mast.
Our boat was safe last night even in the high wind, because we reefed the main and the jib sail.
When you think about a sailing boat, you may have an image of a boat with a big mainsail raised up high. A sailing boat have a structure element called “Keel” on the bottom of a boat that works like a weight. A sailing boat moves forward by catching winds on its mainsail that provides a gravitational pull. Without a keel, a sailboat can tip over. A keel provides stability to the boat. So, you may only see a mainsail of a boat, but a keel which you can not see from above the water does a great job in sailing. Those two are the two important parts of a sailing boat.
That may be true in human society. Anybody on whatever the occupation has its duty. Let’s do what you can in the position you are in right now.