Current Position: 15 42.3N 048 32.7W
24 hour progress: 126nm, 5.25kts avg SOG, 2244nm total progress, approximately 725nm to go.
The negative of the day was needing to run on the engine. Otherwise is was a great day ringing in the New Year. We had two excellent fish meals and still have some mahi-mahi left. The weather was warm - 87F (30C) with a water temp of 75F (25C). By the afternoon, we were all quite warm and we decided to turn off the engine for a bit to ring in the New Year with a "polar plunge". At 75F this was a plunge that even Jon, our warm water swimmer, was happy to complete. Atlantic Ocean, New Year's Day, skinny dipping checked off the bucket list for the human crew!!! The cats weren't interested it seems.
The boys got Jon to play monopoly with them again and I made a pumpkin pie. So all the kid's baking requests and related "passage bingo" squares for the crossing have been completed (muffins, cookies and pie)! Other highlights of the day included dolphins playing at our bow and seeing our first sailboat in around 2 weeks. We chatted with them on the radio for a few minutes and wished them a Happy New Year.
All is well. The cats have been active in the calm seas and motoring, because in warm weather you definitely need lap cats!