Day 5- Wheelbarrows, dogs and landrovers

Sat 28 Nov 2015 02:28
Along with a nuclear submarine, a flat iron and a baby in a pushchair these are just some of the things we have seen so far. Yes, we are playing ‘spot the object’ in cloud formations. Never ceases to amaze me what some people can see, especially after a rum ! Life moves along at it’s incredibly hectic pace. Wind is umm, oh yes from the ENE. Still wing and wing and averaging around 6;5 kts. George is driving most of the time (as he is by far the best helm on the boat). However, we have had to deploy Mildred (the towed generator) to keep up with power demands. Yes, as you can see, we are taking this racing very seriously. On a more serious note, our rudder bearing has given way again and there is a lot of play in it. There is not a lot we can do about it apart from not push too hard and take up religion. Hope S.S.C. members are watching our progress with interest. The annoying this is we could easily have done it in 16 days without the problems. Oh well, drive to arrive as they say.
Next thrilling instalment coming soon !
Chris and the crew