Christmas in the Doldrums

Christmas at sea. Our “schedule” resulted in us being underway for Christmas. This is a first for either of us. We left Cape Town in late November. Since then we’ve stopped at St. Helena (where Napoleon was exiled and eventually died) and at Ascension (where the US government keeps track of satellites, missiles, and rockets). Both places were quite pleasant with small local populations, but pretty poor internet (maybe the US base had better service at Ascension, but we couldn’t access it). We have some pictures and stories, and we’ll post those when we get to the Caribbean. Which leads us to our Christmas at sea. We left Cape Town when we did to try and make Puerto Rico by the end of February without being too rushed anyplace. And it’s a pretty big ocean to cross. The crossing to St. Helena took a bit over 9 days, from there to Ascension a bit less than five. But the big

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