Noon position 13:54.8N 50:23.4W
Day's run a getting-accustomed-to-it-now
As the distance to go drops close to 500 miles, and
we start to make a list of all the things we'll do in Barbados, the wind
disappears. Aargh! We had a slow day yesterday and last night but this morning
started OK with the gennaker up and pulling well in light winds, but now
the wind's dropped off to around 10 kts and while it's keeping the sail filled
it's not what you'd call exhilarating. We've just had the 1800 radio sched (UTC)
and everyone else is in a similar position, in fact most are motoring. I guess
we will be too shortly. We'll get a new weather forecast in a minute when I send
this, hopefully it'll show a bit more breeze.
For the first time earlier the TTG (time to go) box
started to count down below 99hrs 59mins - hurrah! - but now our speeds dropped
off it's stuck there again. Bugger.
Not much else to report really; we've had the
fishing line out all day but it seems even the fish can't be bothered, it's hot
and sticky (29 degrees) so we're going to treat ourselves to a shower shortly.
Depending on what the wind does we're between four and five days away from
that cold beer...