" A LADY TRIP" Sailing around the World ( presently at sea, between the Marquises and The Tuamotu Archipeligo )

A Lady
Stephen Hyde
Sat 10 Apr 2010 13:04
FRIDAY 9th April    2010
00.30  A yacht could be seen 6 miles to port,
Otherwise we motored all night as the winds were very slack. and saw nothing else
08.00hrs, We had only covered 100miles, for us, thats slow going.
We all took naps during the morning , plus having a look at the grib files for the weather over the next 72 hours,
Hmmmmm,  all very slack winds, perhaps an increase in pressure on Saturday afternoon / Sunday Morning.  ( our ETA )
Meanwhile in the relativly calm conditions, we took the oppertunity to do some polishing and cleaning of the chrome and S.S. fittings.
We also did some reading,
Aileen got into a book , which she had read before about  " eating right 4 your blood type".
Its interesting in that the Skipper has B positive blood, and never liked tomatoes, and guess what ! they are top of the list of food
that does not suit his blood type, also peanuts are high on the list of hates, and the skipper has suffered very badly on occasions
from eating peanuts, almost being put into hospital on a few occasions in Spain.
Then on the other hand , He loves dairy products, such as milk, butter, cheese's, cream, eggs, and they suit his system perfectly,
according to the book, no side effects like cholestoral , etc and easily digested.
Of course this book could take a week to read and longer to digest, so we will stop here, but it is interesting.
Later, while Donal was having the usual afternoon siesta, the Skipper spent 2 hours preparing and making a Chicken Pie.
using the onion gravy that Donal made yesterday, Actually , it turned out to be very good.  yum yum
The Sunset was again terrific, Day after Day, beautifull Sunsets
The night watches are  :-    Donal......... 21.00hrs   to    01.00hrs
                                        Stephen......01.00hrs   to    05.00hrs
                                        Aileen.........05.00hrs   to    09.00hrs
Thats it for today,
Signed  :-   Stephen Hyde  ( Skipper )