Blue Sky's Voyage
George & Michael
Fri 1 Dec 2006 12:12
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