Sail round the world they said, it will be fun they said. Well give me big mountainous seas any time, this drag race with Visit Seattle and Qingdao to the finish line is the most stressful part of the race.

We have less than 200 nautical miles (nm) to go, if we could sail in a straight line, but of course sailing is the world’s silliest sport and we can’t. We are having to zig and zag our way up the coast. It is a nice coast but I would rather just pass it in a straight line.

Maybe I should just pretend we are cruising in company up the coast to take some of the pressure off. Trouble with that, the minute to boats are going the same way it becomes a race, so I don’t think that will help.

It is a beautiful day out here, not too bouncy for sailing up wind.

Well I better go back up on deck with my worry beads, nah just kidding it’s not that bad it is fun but have to keep on our game.

How’s the serenity?

Love you all,