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Date: 13 Mar 2010 17:16:53
Title: " A LADY TRIP " Sailing around the World, ( presently sailing from the Galapagos Islands to the Marquesas Islands)

FRIDAY 12th March 2010
 
Total distance of this leg, 3000 N Miles
Distance left to travel       2068 N Miles
Original ETA    ...............25th march @08.30hrs
 
00.00hrs The wind had droppep and it was a beautifull starry night again
 
02.00hrs, The skipper came to the deck and Fats went to the scratcher, and soon the dolphins were dancing to " The Sound of Snoring "
The wind had now dropped to 10 / 12 knots but we were still making 7 knots through the water, again thanks to that current,
 
)3.00hrs we phoned the UK and asked for additional  3000 minutes on the "  Iridium phone "
 
04.00hrs, The phone and all systems back on air,, brilliant,
collected all the emails and sent off the blogs and outstanding mail.
 
Basically we spent the rest of the day relaxing and reading about our next destination, PARADISE ISLANDS,
The wind increased to 14 / 18 knots , so we made good progress and it was a lovely day to boot.
 
20.00 Dinner by the skipper consisted of a stuffed roast chicken with bacon strips , roast spuds,green peas, and creamed potatoes. yum
Fats and the skipper had a Rum and Coke each,
Then of course there was a major discussion on the benifits ( or the lack of benifits) of alchol. Cant remember who won that,
 
The Night Watch   :-     Aileen  ....................21.00hrs    to      00,00hrs
                                  Fats.........................00.00hrs    to      04.00hrs
                                  Skipper....................04.00hrs     to      09.00hrs
 
 
A modified this later,
Thats all for today
 
Signed :-    Stephen Hyde,   ( skipper )

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