In contrast to historical pioneers such as Columbus or Magellan, we are priviledged to know what awaits us behind the the visible line between the sea and the sky – Martinique!
At the end of the month, after 28 days, the sea appears in the same majestic grandeur: wild, beautiful, endless. The limitless horizon of 360 degrees around us draws an even untouched line, far away. Approaching the end of our journey, we become aware of a certain difference between our conditions and those of the historical pioneers (Drake, da Gama, Columbus, Magellan...): We have the privilege to know when and where we should land... They just did not know anything about it! For the ancient sailors, the unknown lurked behind the visible line between the sea and the sky. What a difference of feeling if we now look towards the horizon! And even our teeth still stick firmly in our gums...
Today, the sea took its final chance to shake us up with generously high waves – (un)fortunately not Hokusai-like – not dramatic enough for films and photos.
Potatoes, eggs, vegetables (fruits since 2 weeks already), yoghurts etc. have already been consumed – nevertheless, Martin grabs the very last onion for another rice meal, and Beat will probably find some old graded cheese in the refrigerator. Meanwhile, the three carnivores still take advantage of their never ending chicken and beef supply. And, from the outlook of the best seat of the catamaran-deck, somebody announces joyfully: "No enemy ship in sight...!" What a favor.
Waves: Up to 10 feet.
Speed: 4 knots.
Mileage: 96 miles per 24 hours
Distance to Martinique: 148 miles.