It's nearly time to hoist the Moroccan flag as the
sun is about to rise here, 50 miles North of Mohammedia. What a night! after
fickle winds yesterday morning that on and off saw us using the engine to
maintain a reasonable speed, by late evening all was to change when winds
steadily increased. By the early hours we'd only the smallest of headsail flying
and mains'l a luff and still making a steady 8+knts of boat speed over the
ground, 13.2knts at one point as the wind was a steady 38knts during squally
conditions (Gale force 8 = 34knts).
On the upside.....our 19.00hrs ETA at Mohammedia
has come down to 14.00hrs, maybe less as we're still surfing at up to 10knts as
I write this!.
Thanks go out to Susie's Dad Geoff who keeps us
updated on world and home news via the satellite phone, though I thought Ross or
Martin were possibly going to throw it over the side when the news came through
that Wales had been thrashed by Argentina!!
Martin made fresh pizza's for dinner last night
with chorizo, feta cheese, olive and tomato side salad, he used to run his own
bakery so the pizza bases he baked from scratch which was very
That's all for now, will upload some pics once on
the wi-fi at Mohammedia Marina later today, ttfn, JB.