Chuck just talked to one cargo ship passing us this AM that said they outran an "aggressive small boat" and then 1 hour later talked to a Dutch ship that hadn't seen any problems. We are now entering the shipping lanes....but we hope we are west of the most active areas.
We are still checking with our small group of cruisers in the AM and PM and we can only send and receive email and weather about every other day. The weather and sailing has been wonderful...all will be fine when the great USA blows the pirates all away.
We are distressed and most upset about the capture of QUEST. Scott and Jean are friends and really wonderful people and don't deserve this treatment....God be with them...please remember them and all of us in your prayers. Somehow we pray that they will be fine and their captors are blown to hell!!! If we only had Jack Bower from "24" and Jack Reacher from the Lee Child series....if only!!!
Today we have about 5 more days to sail before relative safety about 550 miles. This will be in the main shipping channel "security corridor" which is well patrolled with security vessels. We monitor the radar and have removed our radar reflector to better slip through. We also have our AIS on just receive and not broadcasting our location. We only know of a few other USA boats so maybe that info on targeting US boats was a bluff....or maybe they are deterred by the active Navy response!
WE WILL NOT REMOVE OUR FLAG!!! We have discussed it and we just won't do it. Nights are usually ok...they haven't been known to attack at night and our usual boat speed has been 6 knots which is good for us on the windvane.
Should something happen to us...we take full responsibility for our actions...we just want all our family and friends to know how much they mean to us. Maybe next time we will do something normal like travel in an RV!!! Hah! Us do something normal???
We will try to write again soon. Keep up the prayers and hopes for us all.
Lynn and Chuck on CYAN