Blog 20. 04.41.48S 95.28.71W
Sat 5 Mar 2016 09:33
On the wildlife side, we did see a pod of small and very athletic Dolphins yesterday and a whale, which sadly was almost certainly dead. It was quite small and completely lifeless and had what looked like a wound on it's back, plus some smaller areas of skin loss from being pecked at by various sea birds. We have also seen sea lions, miles away from the land and have had the company of the Swallow Tailed Gulls again.
The Skipper had a birthday to celebrate on Thursday, so it was presents and cards and a vey good banana cake produced by the Ship' Boy, plus more truffle chocolates, for which many thanks Sarah. We are so impressed that anyone should go to so much trouble and expense and they arrived in the nick of time on the morning of our departure.
Our Garmin is telling us that we have 2606 nm to go and we are currently heading more South than the direct course in order to try and get into the trade winds, which are are reported to be in existence somewhere South of 05 degrees.
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