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Date: 27 Feb 2010 00:28:08
Title: South East Trade Wind Sailing

Hello Friends                "2:35S 120:13W"
 
We've not too much to report other than the fact that we're making splendid progress now that we have consistent trade winds to work with.
 
We have seen a couple of ships headed to South America - they both showed up early on our AIS and passed astern of us. One empty bulk carrier off to San Nicolas in Peru and the other to Mejillones in Chile.
 
Sadly, we did lose another fishing line and lure to some monster of the deep - probably a shark.
 
Our bread supply - which has lasted this long without going mouldy - has finally run out so George will be doing a little onboard baking soon. This may present a slight challenge as the trade winds have put up a few waves, though nothing as aggressive as the English Channel.
 
It's a lovely sunny afternoon with just a few fluffy white clouds to punctuate the blue. The shearwaters and petrels are busy as ever, even this far from land and we caw a tropic bird today too. Only 1240 miles to go as I write - ETA next Friday or Saturday we hope.
 
Best Wishes
 
George, Michael, Alex and Simon
 

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