27 June

Elemiah's Atlantic Adventure
Ian Cole and Rosemary Bointon
Fri 4 Jul 2008 13:04
We dropped the mainsail at midnight when a squall went through. It took an inordinate amount of time to do so as first there was this little problem and then another. After that it was a clear calm night. Hannah saw a turtle, Roger and I saw a ship which helped us practising with the radar and Curtis watched the sun rise. Yesterday, a dolphin had obliged him by jumping out of the water as the sun rose: today he had to be content with just the sunrise.

When everybody was up and about we put up the angel again and she has carried us across the sea. We went quite close to another ship - the Rachel B, some sort of gas tanker. It is hot and we are all sleepy after the busy day yesterday. Curtis and I paddled in buckets of seawater. The sea temperature is 22.5C.

A calm starry night.

Rosemary and Ian