Going Steady 35.00N 58.19W
Peter and Avril Brookes
Thu 31 May 2012 17:05
With a fair following wind we have picked up a little speed and are making steady progress.
The sun is warm and the sea state fairly calm so life on board is very pleasant. As Helen joined in the night watches last night we even got plenty of sleep! As the sky was clear the moonlight was bright enough to see by, until it set at 2.30am leaving just the stars to illuminate the night.
To provide entertainment we have been playing games (battleships, ipad games and animal mineral or vegetable), watching episodes of House and listening to podcasts of Radio 4 comedies. Yesterday’s highlight was a new game called “How many times can you wrap the gennaker round the forestay whilst still making progress?” We learnt a new skill too, namely “How to remove a gennaker wrapped round the forestay by motoring round in endless circles” Whilst occupying us for a good hour or so it seriously impeded progress and will hopefully be avoided in future.
Distance to go; 1578nm