All well at sea today and we've been flying
the spinnaker continuously. We're still seeing a little traffic - another boat
last night - much more than the Atlantic surprisingly.
The satellite system is showing an error
"NVRAM CRC failure" the meaning of which we can only speculate on. NVRAM sounds
like non volatile RAM but CRC escapes us. Anyway, still working today if you can
read this !
The only other problems are a few squid and
flying fish on deck in the morning and the occasional overflight by a nervous
booby (if you see what we mean).
There are other seabirds around though I've
mot managed an adequate photo. Some are about the size and markings of a fulmar,
but substitute brown for the grey of a fulmar. Also some about the size of a
starling, very dark brown with a white at the root of the tail. Any ideas? These
chaps live at sea as the nearest land is Clipperton Island 400 miles away to the
We're about as far west as we want to go at
this latitude, so we'll start working down more in the direction of the
Marquesas from now. The GRIB file downloaded this morning looked good for this,
but the forecasts aren't very accurate out here, so we'll hope for some decent
George, Michael, Alex and Simon