Position Update @ 12.00 (local) on Saturday 19th December 12 06.48N 066 27.96W
Mike and Liz Downing
Sat 19 Dec 2009 19:24
We're making 6.5 to 7.5 kts and we'll have to slow the boat down so we don't arrive in darkness. At noon we had 110 miles to go and we want to arrive in the morning in day light. We haven't seen another boat for the last 36 hours. The one we saw then was a cargo ship heading for the States. We had a CPA (closest point of approach) of just over a mile as he came up behind us, so we called on the VHF to check he had seen us. They had and the guy we spoke to was quite chatty, which was good. The last yachts we saw was on Thursday evening - two were heading up to Grenada.
A small pod of dolphins joined us this morning for a while - bow riding and playing about along the side of the boat. It's only the 4th time we've seen dolphins since we arrived in the Caribbean. We saw loads in European waters, but they are few and far between over here. A couple of Brown Boobies have circled us a few times and a Tropic Bird came once and then disappeared. We've seen lots of flying fish, but none have so far leapt aboard, so no fish for tea!
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