05:02.6S 94:53.6W 389 miles
Yesterday was tuna day. Bertie and Estella
made some excellent sushi for lunch (see photo). For dinner Bertie
cooked tuna steaks with chips, beer-battered onion rings, fried bananas and
a honey/balsamic coulis.
The downside of being given two full hands of
bananas is that whatever we did with them they were bound to all ripen at about
the same time. In this 33 degree heat, one hand is already ripe and
the other will be ripe tomorrow. So we have about 150 bananas which
need eating in the next couple of days. You can freeze bananas, but
not if you have already stuffed your freezer full of tuna. Today Andrea
made banana bread, so that used up five bananas. She has put a couple of
big bunches in the fridge to try and keep them green for a while. I think
the fish will still get a lot of bananas to eat.
Sailing-wise we are travelling at a decent speed,
but apparently in the wrong direction. My cunning plan was to head further
south than anyone else and be the first to get the stronger trade winds,
which should start about 500 miles south of the equator.
Unfortunately it looks like everyone else is getting good wind as well, which
makes our detour to find wind a bit of an overhead. It may still work
out OK, but at the moment I am getting a lot of stick from Bertie and Andrea for
setting out in the wrong direction.