Hello from the deck of a ship in the Georgia Strait! It's sunny here! So far making podcasts for the R2AK is the best summer ever. We have to sleep in tiny bunks and the "head" is complicated, but the views are great and the other campers are really fun, even if they are starting to smell.
It's Day 3 of the race and so far we've learned how to say we're screwed in sailor talk at least two different ways, challenged some eco-pirates to a game of beach volleyball, and watched a bunch of sailors lead spin classes on the back of their boats for hours at a time.
We're not even a quarter of the way in and everyone already seems to be breaking their fancy boats, but somehow there's an Australian guy who is doing fine on a stock plastic Hobie Adventure island that looks like he bought it at Target. A couple of young guys who bought their boat on Craigslist told us they already put a hole in it, and broke the weird bike that they use to pedal when there's no wind. They're not giving up though!
Someone said they saw some porpoises, but I want to see a whale. There's water everywhere here but I'm definitely not going swimming. I brought my swim suit but I'm afraid of 50 degree water.
Race to Alaska is so much fun! I'm so glad this is how we decided to spend our summer. I hope you're having a good summer too! Tell my mom hi.
Welp, gotta go! The captain says my sandwich is ready and Angel says that I have to get back to writing podcasts.
PS - that picture is of our friends Danny, Chris and Marty. Marty's sleeping while they paddle! He's so funny!