We have a powerful and steady wind with us. The breeze is just forward of the bow, which helps the ship sail more upright, as we'd been going like a freight train through the night heeled over but at times even exceeding hull speed. I came to realize I was pushing the boat too hard.
So at midnight, I'd decided it was time to jump south off the 30th degree of latitude, and so turned 30 degrees to the SouthWest, we were now broad-reaching and the motion of ESPIRITU got a tad more civilized. I got a little relaxed. We are still making 6 knots, very respectable, and I've been able to make myself a mug of tea without burning my hand!
I've been dazzled tonight by something I've never experienced at all to such an extreme degree...Jellyfish. Yup, Jellyfish. Have to be. It's incredible, but I've watched as dozens upon dozens of these light bright green phosphorescent (sp?)globes the size of a white plastic kitchen garbage bag erupt five feet below the sea's surface!
They explode from underneath ESPIRITU'S rudder glowing like some mad Halloween decoration in groups of 6 or 8...there is a nanosecond's delay, then another pod or whatever of them expole into my field of vision, before they too, are lost in the huge blackness that enfolds all but God's starry heavens above.
Back on deck ! It'll be light before I know it...(I wish !)
Goodnight from 30.33 N, -121.42 W @03:27 8/24/17