Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Life Aboard Bullet
I wanted to give a sense of how things are below with some galley and berth photos. You can see we have a small galley with our gimballed stove which swings to the boat angle allowing us to cook while underway without the contents on the stove sliding all over the place. Currently we've decided (due to the way our watch schedules are laid out) I will cook breakfast each day and the rest of the team will divide up the dinners. That seems to be working well at the moment. To the left of our galley is stowage for things such as our life raft ready to deploy in a moments notice up the companionway if needed. We also have all of our foul weather gear hanging on hooks to dry out as much as possible before you have to put them on again. Mostly that means putting on wet gear in the middle of the night for a 3hr watch - wonderful stuff.
The other pic from down below is our port aft quarters over the navigation desk and back to the two berths where Tony and I sleep. He's on the pipe berth above sleeping at the moment - see his foot there?? We slide into those things like we're in a cacoon but when you need rest anything is good enough. My berth on the bottom has about 2 inches of headroom and when the boat is heeled over on a starboard tack like we are, I'm actually laying on the hull of the boat. I can hear the water rushing underneath and can feel the flex of the hull...that's normal :) Scott has a similar situation to the starboard aft all to himself and JT is taking the captains settee on port side in the main cabin. This way he can always be able to jump up if needed in emergency and also allows good access to the navigation desk. The sleeping situation has been a major part of the adjustment as well but we've been able to adjust quickly and get some great sleep so it's pretty good.
Finally I thought I'd throw in a gem from our growing library of sunset pictures. The sunsets have been spectacular and we look forward to sharing them all. This one was from the second night and has a squall that passed just before us.
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Out for now and see you soon!