25:05.30N 023:36.58W at 16:30 UTC Thursday 29th
This is the crew here; now breathe! Just sailed through a shower, most
peculiar for this part of the world.
We have now slipped into a routine of watches from 6pm -6am, Liz and me
alternating with Martyn & Lori 4 hours each alternating first watch each
night. Everyone seems ok with it but the Skipper seemed a bit bleary this am
which was cured after a snooze.
After the disappointment with the cruising chute we have taken a view on the
situation and decided to get radical and put both sails up instead of the
poled out Genoa. There's a big triangular one that we found in the mast that
works a treat but means gybing a few times a day. However the other good
news of the day is that after setting both sails, we saw another boat with
single head sail and left him in our wake.
Skipper has now laundered his shorts to remove last nights spag bol and is
declared clean again. He is currently resting in preparation for making
tonight's Dinner. As for crew, Liz is buried in an almanac and working out
were we were three days ago from sextant sightings and reducing the
over-ripe banana situation, Lori has been plotting other boat's positions to
see where the next party might be and I am writing this hoping not to offend
close friends and family, Admiral Insurance, Colleagues and the general
Thought for today; "Nobody has ever seen Russell Crowe and Martyn Pickup in
the same room at one time ..."