Liz here for tonight's summary of today's proceedings.
Woken up at 8 for our first watch to squally conditions which was fun
upstairs but less so for people trying to sleep. Surfing down waves saw a
peak of 13kts on log or 10kts on GPS whether you believe a spinning magnet
in the hull or Uncle Sam's billion dollar satellite programme, still skipper
thought it ok to leave top hatches in his cabin open ("Close whilst at sea")
so got a damp sea water wake up call over his bed. Trundled happily with
minimal sail through the morning until things settled.
The rest of the day was spent alternating between catching up on sleep and
watching the squadrons of flying fish doing acrobatics round and across the
waves and not a lot else, but what else do we need?
I dressed for dinner again tonight, or rather wore it as a gust tipped red
and white wine off the table, my way; so instant stain removal. Half way
through the meal, Skipper leapt away from his food (yes really) as the
fishing line on the back of the boat was buzzing but unfortunately the
quarry bit through the nylon and ate four hooks!!!
Overnight watch's dress code is now shorts and t-shirt (plus life jacket,
clipped on). Temp around 80degF, humidity rising and we're not quite half
way there yet!
Halfway celebrations are being planned-watch this space!!