Position as at 12.00 midday UTC 8th of December
we had a nice day until the evening. The sun was out, it was windy and
heavy following seas but at least it was not raining. Then once it got
dark back to the usual dark squalls with wind and a lot of heavy rain
showers. We all managed to get some sleep which is good. Steve got
absoloutely soaked just before I came on watch at 3am but it happened so quickly
that he had no chance to get into his waterproof trousers as when the wind picks
up it is necessary to hand steer. I was lucky in my watch as it was just a
few light shower but nothing like Steve had. I'm afraid the weaher
forecast is not good, continuing with winds and showers so it is a bit
depressing, but St Lucia is now getting closer but the heavy seas do slow
us down a bit and we may get there a bit later than we would have liked.
We are currently hoping to get there 14th of Dec, but we are fully
aware that it may take longer.
does dampen the spirits somewhat with this weather but we are trying not to
let it get us down. At least we have a heavy displacement comfortable
boat and I am sure a lot of people are having a lot worse time than we
are with it.
the main yacht battery charged is not working any more. We have been
mainly using the generator and run the battery charger from there, but it now no
longer works. We will try to look at this later on today, but in the
meantime we charge the batteries using the engine and run the generator to run
greetings from rather damp windy conditions but spirits
remain positive and we are a good team who work well