Not much to report other than the fact that
we're more than 100 degrees west by now.
We've been fishing, but had no success
today. Yesterday we caught a booby by accident - they dive for the trailing
plastic squid. We hauled the poor bird in as it surfed across the surface and it
sat really surprisingly still as I removed the fishing hook from its back.
I sent it off with instructions to bathe the wound regularly in salt water and
off it flew, seemingly none the worse for its misadventure.
Yesterday George made a great corned beef
hash for supper, accompanied by green beans and a sort of delicious sweet potato
called 'edo' or 'tanya' or 'yautia' according to where you are. The chef even
made a rather delicious dessert and all was washed down with a bottle of red
With very stable conditions,
the spinnaker was flown all night and we plan to keep it
up tonight as well.
Surprisingly we're still seeing tuna fishing
boats from the Panana fleet despite being more than 1200 miles from Panama. One
went past this morning and hailed us on the VHF for no other reason than
Not much else to report - lots of sea and
sky to look at !
George, Michael, Alex and Simon