Day 7 At Sea
Tuesday 17th May 2011
Awoke 06:50. Beautiful day – perfect sailing conditions. Estimate Force 4; 3 ft waves
07:30 Breakfast with Captain, Chief Engineer and Alex 1. Oh no! Chef must think I want scrambled eggs
with garlic and cheese EVERY morning now; here it is again…
10:00 Coffee on bridge. As per usual, Russian officers gather in a huddle on one side of the bridge, whilst
the Captain Chef and I are on the other side …
Visited Bootlegger for battery check: 25V.
Noon Position: 40:29.4N 057:27W
!2:30 Lunch Captain; Chief Engr and Alex’s 1 & 2. For me, Soup followed by Chicken and pineapple with
mashed potatoes. Dessert, melon, pineapple and kiwi fruit segments.
A BBQ on deck is proposed for tomorrow. Weather expected to remain fine.
13:20 Sun gone in with increasing cloud cover. Seas have built to Force 5. Waves 6 feet.
13:40 Now 100% cloud cover. Course 90 degrees; S.O.G.: 19.1 kt; DTG : 2,456nm; current
ETA 14:30, Mon. 23 May.
16:45 Blue skies ahead and sea state now slight to moderate; wave height 3 ft. S.O.G. 17.8kt.
17:30 Evening meal. Usual team. Pancakes ! Lots of ‘em. Bacon, plain and apple.
Excellent. Seems the BBQ is this time tomorrow evening, not lunchtime.
18:00 Clocks changed with additional hour. Now 19:00
Just learnt from the Chief Officer who comes from Murmansk at the very top of Russia
that the seas never freeze up there because of – The Gulf Stream !! Who would have thought
it went that far?
Worked on video.
Went to bed and read about Richard Burton, Explore, soldier, etc etc etc.