Happy Thanksgiving! – MW Morpheus Log Day 2 -11/22 4:00 PM Ship Time



Miles Traveled (over water): 315

Miles Traveled (as the crow flies):269

Miles To Go (to Antigua): 2,325

Heading: 220

Average Speed: 10 knots heeling to Port on a Starboard tack

Fastest Ride: Kim with 13.7 knots during a squall on an overnight watch

Butter Indicator: Not Melted

Captain Jim suggested we add a couple more benchmarks to the daily post. The leader for fastest speed, and the Butter Indicator.


This last requires some explanation. The navigation rule of thumb for this transit is to drive south until the butter melts, then turn right. The butter is on the counter in the galley and has not melted yet. Stay tuned.


It’s Thanksgiving and we enjoyed an extraordinary feast on board that must be seen to be believed.


To appreciate, you’ll just have to wait until I can post pictures and until then be satisfied with my description.




The roasted turkey breast and drumsticks were perfectly done and accompanied by a corn bread stuffing and butternut squash with leeks and garlic. So good. Deb and Kim are miracle workers in the galley.

Normally, Morpheus is a dry boat (literally and figuratively) on extended passages. Given this is Thanksgiving, Captain Jim authorized a cocktail hour before dinner. It was a good decision.


Thoughts of the Day: What are we thankful for?

  1. Friends with Boats
  2. Otto the Autopilot makes standing watch a breeze.
  3. Our spouses who tolerate us going on these adventures while tending to the home fires..
  4. The boat is NOT sinking
  5. No Trump Tweets


Double reef after dinner to provide a smoother overnight passage.


We hope everyone at home enjoyed their Thanksgiving as much as we did on board. – mw


My intent is to cross-post daily logs to MW Mobile Blog and Jim & Deb’s Morpheus Sailing Blog from SailMail while en-route. Due to the technology limitations, these will be short, text-only posts. I’ll backfill pictures and video once I am home again. Eventually.

PostScript – As a courtesy I give all on-board an opportunity to add comments here on the bottom of post prior to transmission if they so desire:

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