Danny the dolphin: Response to the MF
While you were sailing so slowly, Willy the Whale was easily
able to swim with you and keep an eye on things. However, ever since last night you have accelerated to
speeds of up to about 14 kts, so he has fallen way behind. Luckily there are plenty of faster
creatures out here in the Northern Atlantic, and I have taken over as your
daily guide. I have enjoyed
playing on both your bow and stern waves as you careen through the water.
You seem to be gybing an awful lot, but I guess that makes
sense since you are trying to get to point Alpha as quickly as possible. I’ve noticed that your SOG goes way
down when you sail too deep.
I must admit that I’m happy to see there was nobody up your
rigs today – I’m sure it’s a great view from up there, but you’re going to give
all your mothers a heart attack! I
heard a few of you were at the top of the rigs the other day; what part of
dangling from a rope almost 200’ in the air over a rolling yacht seems like a
I also heard about that orange cat; apparently it is named
Phaedo. Maybe it’s just me, but
whenever I try to pronounce the name it comes out sounding like “Fido.” Does this cat have an identity crisis
and think it’s a dog? I would watch
out for the Falcon if I were them – they might be as clever as Sylvester, but their
opponent is not exactly tweety bird.