Saturday 16th October
We finally left at 16:30 on Friday which was
good news but unfortunately we were beating into the wind. However, once we got
round the headland it died and we had nothing.
We organised our night watches with Paul
taking the first 9-12 as he's always up late on the first night. Amy followed
him and did 12-3 and then I had the early morning watch 3-6. It was a noisy
night as the engine was on and off which we can handle, it's the heat down below
that makes sleeping so difficult that's the worst thing to deal with. And
because there is no wind, the air just isn't circulating inside, it's
Miss Tippy are close by, it's nice to
sail with someone and be in vhf radio contact for a chit chat now and then.
Seeing the lights on the horizon is also a
So far we've had a very calm seas and have
desperately tried to sail for most of the day. It's difficult though as
there is just so little wind and we can't sit out here and tootle all the way
across as we do actually need to get there some time soon.
A bonus for going so slow is that we did
have an inquisitive boobie land just outside the spray hood this morning.
And we currently have two swallow type birds sat on the radar dome half way up