Position at 1200 UTC 19 March
23 hour run 192 nm
WInd ESE F2
Well, what can I say... not good at this blogging
business this trip sorry...
Where did we get to... day two...evening.. we
saw a pod of whales... at least two maybe three one big one, about a hundred
metres from the boat!!! mega!!!
Then we had a breif stop to do the oil change... in
sardinia, and then last night we discovered the biggest flaw of all on this
boat!!! It has 6 electric winches, (great to reef and furl and let out the sails
single handed.) a television, a cocktail cabinet, and two very spacious double
cabins.... unfortunately what they forgot to install was any kind of lee
cloths... this boat is not designed for overnight sailing...when it came to
sleeping on the starboard tack in big swell and 25+ knots of wind last night it
was not fun.. in fact I'm not entirely sure i did sleep... I spent rather a lot
of time trying to find a way to wedge myself in so i didnt slide right down the
cabin and land on poor trina, who had wedged herself on the floor between the
bed and the lockers... in the end gave up, and slept on the wood
occasionally banging up the down into the matress...anyway our cabin now
looks like a bombs hit it the kind of mess you get when small children have been
building forts out of all the furntiure they can move... you cant get through
the door because of my mattress and you cant get to the head because of trina
sleeping.. all fun!!!
Still, today it is sunny!!! calmer although we are
still roling around a bit.. but I am going to attempt a shower becasue quite
frankly I smell!! I just washed down the decks so that when I have had my
shower I have somewhere nice to sunbathe... may even bust out my shorts!!woop!!
how love the sunshine!! Hope all's well...