Position as at 10.45 UTC 29th of
come through to our 'blog' as 28th of Nov as I started on the shell of the email
Here is a picture of all the crew on Island Kea II
in the Atlantic
Steve managed to fix the problem with the autopilot
so he was declared hero of the day and we all had a beer to
It seems that the bolt had not been fitted properly
on the new hydraulic Drive when it was fitted in Gibraltar, but at least all
We seem to have headed much further south than most
of the ARC fleet and the trade winds are not blowing as they are supposed to
do. There is quite a lot of north in it which means we are not able to use
the parasailor and progress is much slower than we would like. I am now
very concerned about gettin to St Lucia before Alex and Inga on the 18th but
there is still quite a long way to go and a lot can change....
We have not tried fishing yet, we have so much food
which needs to be eaten from the fridge so we are not going to put the fising
line out until we are in a position to eat what we catch..
I did not get a lot of sleep yesterday, I find the
watch from 12 midnight to 3am quite difficult as there is not enough time to
get quality sleep before and not long before dawn afterwards, but I should
be able to get a bit more sleep this afternoon.
It is warm and sunny now, but soem clouds on the
horizon so we may be getting some rain in the next half hour or