Blog 25. At sea. 07.54.35S 115.23.11W
Fri 11 Mar 2016 21:03
All the crew have had mixed watches with some exhilarating sailing that got us used to the idea of 8 to 9 knots with the occasional 10 knots in the right direction, but over the last 24 hours, progress has been really slow and frustrating. The seas are too big for the wind, the wind is infinitely variable, from SE to E, mostly 11 to 15 knots which is not quite enough for our sail wardrobe and we are often having to steer South of our course, so we are having to lower our expectations and extend our arrival date. We may end up goose-winged if the wind ever settles. We are still seeing a surprising number of birds, but nothing else.
The Lunch Time Cook, Jane, is producing a special lunch today and we are looking forward to Caipirinhas tonight. The Cooks are both doing a fantastic job and we are eating very delicious and healthy meals thanks to Jane and the Ship's Boy.
News from England has also been mixed, with unsettling news about David's mother, who has clearly not been well, but good news from Emma K-H who has just been appointed to the position of her choice in London. It has clearly been wet, wet, wet in England and Aldon will be full because of other events being cancelled. Maybe the Pacific is a good place to be whatever the wind!
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