Its Monday 5th December. In keeping
with our routine we had bacon and egg on toasted baguette for brunch,
today. They were the best – bacon rolls and coffee, reminiscent of
Grizzly Bears until the Health Authorities closed it down. Its
amazing how important routine and small pleasures become under these
All watches through the night passed
uneventfully. It was a very clear sky with the new moon only lasting a
couple of hours at the beginning of the night. This allowed the stars to
reign supreme with Orion and the plough acting as key locator points. It
looked like it was snowing in heaven, so many were the stars.
Additionally, we had the now routine pleasure of watching shooting stars
streaking across the sky. Other than that we were alone. There was not
another craft of any sort within visual range, just us and a very large
ocean. In fact we have not seen another craft since Friday last nor have
we managed to raise anyone on the VHF. For sure, the SSB sqawks with
traffic, but then its range is significantly further.
occurred at 0900 this morning. Another spectacular event. One of the
highlights of every day is sunrise and sunset. Every one is different and
everyone is fantastic. We still work on UTC time even though in reality
we are now some 2 1/2 hours behind Greenwich.
However for the purposes of communications and the ‘watch’ system
it is convenient to stick with UTC.
Today is another bright sunny day with a favourable
ENE wind pushing us along at a cracking pace towards St. Lucia.
We get hit by squalls infrequently. Though they pass quickly and do not
last long. However, as we travel westwards they will become more and more
frequent and prevalent.
On that note its time to go make the daily water,
which is very different to taking the pi**. More on that later.
PS Photo attached of a more successful fishing