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Date: 20 Mar 2010 12:33:59
Title: " A LADY TRIP" Sailing around the World for something to do, ( presently at sea between Galapagos and The Marquesses)

DAY  16
Total distance of this leg.......................3000miles
Distance to go   ....................................723miles
Distance covered in the last 24hrs...........183miles
Average speed.......................................7.6knots
Wind  ESE......................................12  /  26 knots
 
FRIDAY 19th MARCH  2010
01.00hrs Another beautifull starrey night,
 
Reminds the Skipper of " Lissard Lake Lodge " in Skibbereen, out the Tragumna road,
This magnificant House and its grounds were developed by Vight Turske as a " SKY GARDEN"
Of course you could ask , What is a Sky Garden !
 
The Sky Garden at " LISSARD" was a project dreamed up between Vight Turske and his friend James Turrel,
James Turrel was a world expert on the " effect of space on the mind " and has written books on the subject.
(  poppy cock !  well we dont know , do we,,,,, There is claustrafobia and agrafobia, kinda related !  who knows)
 
Anyway, the storey goes on, The  " SKY GARDEN " consisted of lots of things like a massive man made creater, the sides of which must have 29m high,
all you could see from inside this creater ( having entered it through a long narrow tunnel) was the SKY.
In the center was an alter, you were supposed to lie down on the slab and study the sky, or if it was night time, the stars.
Lying on the deck tonight, looking at the stars twinkling up there , brought back the memories of this SKY GARDEN project.
 
The Skipper was the Archicect for the design of the Hotel end of the project and Clayton Minor signed the cheques.
The plot thickens,
War broke out when James Turrell ( Vights best friend , or was he an NBF) ran off with Vight's wife, Could you believe that, trollix
The result was thinds went downhill after that, But not before they had sucked millions of £ from the Irish Government,
and eventually the whole thing went belly up and Vight made off with another lady " Claudia" an antropoligist,    Amen
 
Now, thats making a very long and interesting storey into a very short few words,
 
Meanwhile back on board the boat and at least 14,000 miles from Skibbereen, the wind has increased again to 18 / 20knots
 10.00hrs,  Radio call, again we have emailed our positions to the fleet, and we recieved their positions over the SSB,
God, Fats just loves that thing , even though its not working properly. 
If he was wearing a head set, sitting at the Nav, station, you would really think he was back flying those RAF  Choppers.
Good old Fats.
 
14.00hrs  a light lunch and we are still making good progress, even though the wind has got lighter overall.
 
Aileen and Donal had long naps after lunch, More like avoiding the sun as well.
 
20.00hrs  We had a super Turkey dinner, prepared by Fats, ilcluding potatoes, green beans, and gravey, ( he is great for the gravey)
 
 
Night Watches:-            Donal.......................22.00  /  02.00hrs
                                    Skipper....................02.00  /  06.00hrs
                                    Aileen......................06.00  /  10.00hrs 
 
Thats all for today,
 
Signed :-       Stephen Hyde,  ( Skipper ) 

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