Last 24 h distance run
- 167.3 miles
Antigua - 1540 miles
Not much to report in the last day,
so I thought I'd let you know about the wildlife out here.
There are petrels and shearwaters
right out here in the ocean - goodness knows what they find to eat but there are
quite a few. I presume they have some mechanism for 'sleeping' at sea. We had a
petrel land in the cockpit one evening - a bit confused and dropping in for
Happy Hour probably. We've seen large white seabirds with a long tail - not sure
what as our Birds of Britain & Europe is getting a bit stretched out
We saw several groups of dolphins -
one lot particularly game for fun, but nowhere near as many as around the
European coast, We also saw a family of whales a couple of hundred metres off to
port - not close enough to identify but several separate spouts so we thought it
best to leave them well alone.
Mainly we've seen flying fish -
silver ones perhaps 20 - 25cm long and slightly larger iridescent blue/green
ones. They fly close to the surface so our fears about being hit by them on
night watch have been unfounded, as yet.
George, Michael and the