Back to the UK - Atlantic Ocean - Day 9
Mon 10 May 2021 19:10
Position 28.08.6N 49.14.2W
1st Thing. John hopes the operation went well today and all is good with Jean. Keep Well.
Slow day and night, well night better. Presently have 4-5 knots of breeze and managing a boat speed of 2 knots at times. Last night the wind came up a little to 8-9 knots which is enough to move us along at 5 knots so feel contented. This morning at dawn wind dropped to present levels for a couple of hours then managed 7-8 knots so moved along 4-4.5 knots. This reduction in the afternoon must be the sea breeze kicking in, . Our heading was not too bad but now has gone very northerly, bad.
We must almost be on the shipping main road as 2 ships last night 9 and 3 miles away, one going to the Panama Canal from Bilbao and the other to Italy from the canal.
Got a water leak that comes from an unidentified source. You would think it was easy to find in these benign conditions, I think I have to cut open a panel to view as area I think coming from nil access, sealed hole. Job for the land I think.
Dinner this evening will be Chicken & Vegetable soup, cheese then sliced peaches in juice.