2nd of December in the middle of the Atlantic
Tue 2 Dec 2008 15:06
Its now 2nd of December and we have celebrated "första advent" onboard, which did'nt take long as was we did'nt have any candles!
For the last couple of days there has been very little wind, so the sailing has been difficult with a lot of sail changes and combinations,
yesterday evening we gave up and started the engine for the first time in 6 days.
We motored through the night and started sailing again early this morning, but theres still not much wind.
Yesterday Mats was back in the kitchen after a short illness, and made a really nice dinner (ungsstekt fläskfilé stekt grönsaker +pommes)
which we finished off with our last bottle of decent wine:-( which means only whisky from now on..and the odd glass of bubbly for special occasions:-)
Bosse pulled up a really ugly fish with big sharp teeth, (it looked something like a Barracuda) and we had to use a pair of pliers to remove the hook,
it looked more like it would eat us than the other way around so we threw it straight back!
We've had the company of dolphins during the day and the odd flying fish landing on the deck at night, you can hear them and sometimes see them flying into the side of the boat and bouncing off the foresail at night!
We're now well into our routines on board (tonight its Bosse's turn to be the girl) (I've just changed that to Mats as hes baked a "morotskaka" to the coffee) and the time goes quite quickly,
yesterday was really hot, more than +30 both inside and outside the boat, the water is 25+ so dos'nt really cool you down, and we can only have a quick dip when the boats not moving, which is'nt very often.
So we're really happy that we have our watermaker and are able to take showers with fresh water!
Today is cloudy and a bit cooler, I've just had a quick break for lunch, pizza and juice, and then a dip in the sea.. we've taken the sails down again and started the engine again as theres next to no wind.
While its quiet we are going to put some protective dacron tape on the mainsail to stop it chafing against the spreaders, and do a bit of maintainence.
I'll sign off now as its "fika" time!!
Love to all
Jeff Thomas Mats Bosse