33:30.239N 58:57.442W

Sat 9 May 2009 16:28
Good, steady progress. We covered 130 miles in the last 24 hours. Winds are S 4-5.

The "normal" route to the Azores would be North of our track. However, there are gales forecast there at the moment so we are staying closer to the rhumb line for now.

We have decided that the "fish" with sails that we reported yesterday are not fish at all. Our present theory is that they might be immature Portuguese Men-of-War jellyfish.

As I write this, Mike has just shouted down that we are being visited by dolphins.

So far, since leaving Bermuda, the only human sighting we have had has been the occasional plane flying overhead. The sea itself is remarkably emptyof shipping.

We are moving our clocks forward an hour today to reflect our progress eastwards.