Life on board Island Wanderer; a simple story of everyday seafaring
By now, all of the crew are well established into the watch system,
bouncing out of bed with a cheery smile and a spring in their step, eagerly
anticipating three hours in charge.
Fishing activities have temporarily ceased while Derek’s dorado
continues to feed them. Last night, dorado curry. For lunch today, dorado soup.
For dinner this evening, grilled dorado in a chinese marinade. The freezer is
full of dorado.
Mandy baked a delicious orange cake which was very much appreciated by
A pod of about 20 dolphins swam by for a few minutes before heading off to
find something more interesting to do.
Derek gave Avril a lesson in taking a noon sight with the sextant, the very
latest in electronic free navigation. Three hours later they were able to
confirm that they were, indeed, in the North Atlantic, not that far from the
latitude given by the GPS.
The boat is heading vaguely in the direction of Brazil, but will probably
gybe in a couple of days. The exact time of the gybe has yet to be announced,
but is causing some excitement already.
It is definitely getting warmer and layers of clothes are being exchanged
for layers of sun cream.