In the morning of the 5th day on the passage a large pod of porpoises came and swam along with Asperida about a half hour. I was 4 am to 8 am shift and Walter briefly panicked when he didn't see me in the cockpit. We were sailing along at a pretty slow speed on auto pilot.
It's always fun when a pod of porpoises come swim along with the boat while sailing. This was the most I've ever seen perhaps almost 50 but it's just an estimate.