15.00N 58.00W soon come!!!
As skipper I have made an executive decision to
head for Boulogne instead of St Lucia, I have not told the crew yet, but, the
boat is now heading non stop to NE France where will will arrive in early
February. This is my Christmas pressy to the crew, I know how delighted they
will be to get the chance to remain at sea for another six weeks,
particularly as we get the chance to sail upwind for a month or so. The lack of
water, gas and diesel will be the sort of challenge that I know my crew will
relish, if not actively enjoy so I am confident that they will thank me
profusely for this idea. Although we are only about 160 miles from St Lucia, and
would have got there sometime on Boxing Day, by the time we get to the Azores
they will understand.
Major massive moon made me miss my muse!
Feeling: devilish, deviant, dodgy, delightful,
daring, debonair, decadent, dainty, dandy, dazzling, delirious, delayed,
delectable, delicate, delicious, (and gorgeous!).
Christmas morning on board Jigsaw, started with the
early arising of Kate and Molly. A route through the christmas stockings and
then onto the main present, which was a canoe this caused much excitement, but
alas they (or Paul, Ian and I) will not get to try it out for a couple
of days! Santa's arrival was most interesting apparently, the raindeers can
stand on water, isn't that amazing. This came from Brendan the navigator who
also discovered the famous Sardine constellation!!
We are skipping full blown christmas lunch
(that is the stuff of dreams) as the fish and the albatross have
evaded us. However, not to miss out completely, I have a secret stash of bacon
so we will have a christmas brunch of; bacon, egg, beans, fried potatoe and
fried bread, all good for the heart...we may even go wild and have some of the
left over curry from last night (which by the way, was delicious spinach,
lentils and butternut squash)!!!
As for matters boaty, we had to motor most of
yesterday but managed to switch off at about 10 yesterday evening...much to the
relief of everyone on board. We have had light winds throughout the night and
progress is slow, but steady!!!
St Lucia here we come!!
Happy Christmas to you all.