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Date: 01 Dec 2006 12:12:08
Title: Buoy

Dear Friends                                "22:16.5N 26:16.6W"
 
Not too much to report. Yesterday's highlight was the sighting of a loose yellow buoy which we duly went over to inspect. During Happy Hour, strange and magical properties were attached to this sighting, though I'm inclined to think this was more a product of enjoying the evening drink rather than the buoy being particularly unusual.
 
George's Thai noodle soup with fresh rainbow wrasse was delicious as was the tiramisu-banoffe pudding.
 
We did fly the spinnaker again last night, but there was a bit of a squall in late evening and after we got up to 10 knots I thought it might be best to take the spi down, just in case the wind increased further. Fortunately it was managed quite simply with hardly a word being said - everyone now getting used to the rigging and procedure. (And yes Mums and Dads, everyone was clipped-on!)
 
We saw a couple of other yachts last night and sightings this morning have included a pod of whales ventilating a quarter mile to the south and several schools of flying fish.
 
We eagerly await the promised stronger winds.
 
Best Wishes
 
George, Michael and the crew
 

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