Norfolk to Fort Lauderdale Day 6 - Good food and great progress

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Wed 8 Feb 2012 23:59

Position           27:19.72N 080:07.30W

Date                2359 Wednesday 8 February 2012


Shortly after midnight and with the change of waypoint for Cape Canaveral and relative change of wind direction an increase in the wind we were able to dispense with the motor and on genoa and mizzen only made increasingly good progress during the day.


With the destination within good planning range catering hit a real high as Greta was able to release the reserve rations, or fridge clearance as she put it.  MacMuffins for breakfast (bacon and egg on English muffins) and a great spread of sandwiches for lunch.  Note the swirly deli bread; I definitely have not found the recipe for that in the Panasonic read machine book.



Evening meal was a pasta base with a variety of delicious ingredients in the sauce all washed down with a small glass of red.


Meanwhile back on the sailing front we are still carrying the inshore reverse current and making good progress under genoa and mizzen with the wind varying from a dead run to a broad reach and at times a good sized following sea.  Great sailing!


With three of us keeping night watches, Greta keeping us company in between sterling service in the galley, a well sheltered cockpit, the enclosure keeping out the draughts and the wind consistently aft the beam the distance has slipped by very pleasantly and we look forward to a daylight arrival in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday.