Position 24:21.07N 018:28.62W
Date 1300 UTC Tuesday 23 November 2010
The hard work in sorting out the cruising chute furler yesterday has
given results as we currently have the correct sail up for the conditions and this
gave a daily run of 160nm a distinct improvement on yesterday’s 135nm.
The night was cloudless with a full moon and wonderful stars and this morning
is similarly cloudless and beautiful sailing with four hours where we managed
an average of over 8 kts which is not bad when considering the weight in stores
and the like that we are carrying. The forecast looks iffy however with
lighter winds forecast if we go west too soon.
No time yet for fishing but I have been making Bill and Ben, the wind
generator men, jealous by watering Little Weed, the solar panels. Yes, two days
at sea and cracking up already; or more benevolently, washing off the dust.
The watch system seems to be working and we are both rather more rested
We may not be able to find time for fishing but catering is going ahead
full steam. Supper last night was Sweet and Sour Pork with Egg Fried Rice and
vegetables and we have just finished a great crab and avocado salad for lunch.