34:22.493N 53:45.848W

Mon 11 May 2009 15:15
133 miles in last 24hrs. Winds SW 5-6 but beginning to moderate now. One reef in the main and jib gooswinged.

We had some excitement in the night. We were overtaken by a Russian cargo ship. We spoke to him on the radio and he said his vessel was 100m long and was on passage from Miami to Iraq via Gibraltar. He said that he first picked us up as a feint target on his radar at a range of 10 miles. Its good to know that we can be seen by other vessels.

We are both well and in good spirits because we are making good progress.

Last night we had our first G&T for a while as a sundowner. The rum has run out! Fortunately, we have ample stocks of gin.