Day Twenty Nine

Atlantic Crossing Jan 2020
Haydn Thomas
Sat 1 Feb 2020 18:33
14:13N 60:37W

Nearly There.
Still no sight of land but we have just been visited by a fisherman who was lost on his way to Martinique. We gave him a heading and he whizzed off - we must be getting close! We have had a good morning sailing achieving between 6.5 to 7.5 knots but sadly we cannot hold course so it’s back to playing around with more sail configurations and using the engine.
Our eta is sometime this evening, it would be good to make it before dark but we’re not sure that’s going to be possible. Either way we will not be spending another night out at sea 🙂
So it’s someone else cooking dinner tonight, our first beers for nearly three weeks and hopefully a peaceful night’s sleep. Of course the night might go completely off the rails and if it does it will not be the responsibility of the diarist to record it...other comms soon available!

And on that I would like to add a note.
Whilst this diary has only been a snapshot of our lives during this journey I’m sure everyone will have their stories to tell. For my part this is one of the hardest things I have ever done and the routine of cooking and doing the diary has been a welcome crutch in battling the difficulties of keeping sane during the inevitable confines of a trip like this. I have no regrets of doing this at all.

It’s time for some thank yous from the Captain and crew:

All our loved ones, family and friends who have supported us.
James Goddard for his updates, comms help and land back-up.
Richard Willis for his oceanography and weather interpretation.
Chris Clark for his weather help and general encouragement.
Pete Whiffen travel agency.

And of course Ravida for not letting us down.

Thanks all for reading.