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Great Escapes Yacht Charters SY Great Escape
GEP /Phil Munday/ Ocean skipper Emily Bower
Sat 11 May 2013 14:53

Day 3

We had our first good look at the stars last night.  There was no moon and only a few clouds to begin with.  I have never seen the stars as bright or numerous before.  I know Ben has a star map app, perhaps we will get a chance to get acquainted with the heavenly bodies in the absence of blinding city lights. 

It has been interesting adjusting to the sleeping rotation aboard ‘Great Escapes’.  The four hour increments combined with the unfamiliar movements of the boat have produced some very strange dreams.  I have been assured that we will adjust rapidly.  At this point though, the dreams are vivid and waking hours are dream-like.  This is not an unpleasant feeling, it jives well with being out of sight of shore for the first time. 

Today the weather is nice.  The breeze is cooler than we have had but the sun is warm.  Corbin has donned a silly hat to protect against the Sun’s rays, Steve believes it looks like a pair of ladies knickers wrapped around his head; I tend to agree.  Ben is down in his bunk sleeping at the moment, but I fully expect to hear him up on deck giving his video camera another tour of the boat in a few hours. 

It is hard to believe we are approaching the 48 hour mark.  With all the going to sleep and waking up it feels much more like a week. 

1,908 nautical miles to go!



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