Fw: Sailing with Dolphins 30:53.14N 012:50.71W

Kantara Atlantic Odyssey
Andy Hemens
Mon 17 Oct 2011 16:23
THE REST OF THE DAY HAS BEEN FAIRLY STEADY (STILL CAN'T FIND THE CAPS LOCK). WIND SPEED BETWEEN 8 AND 10 KNOTS, A FEW CLOUDS AND NO SWIM DUE TO THE SEA STATE. Nice atlantic rollers pushing in from the North West. We are now in the Canary Current which in theory should be pushing us towards our destination but we are not convinced. We are 135 miles from land and no other boats in sight all day - really feels like we are off shore the only evidence of our proximity being a few shear waters circling the boat. The first ships rat was spotted earlier an outbreak of scurvy has been threatening but this has been avoided with some slices of lemon. In a gin and tonic of course !!!!!
We are just passing an underwater mountain that rises 2300 meters from the sea bed to within 21 meters of the surface hoping that there are no funny currents around - maybe thats why there are no other boats around here?
Dinner is now ready - potato and lentil curry - just missing the tuna that got away earlier today.
Lanzarote tomorrow and then on to Gran Canaria - 233 miles to run.
Boat going well getting to know her, just needs treating right and she purrs along, especially in light winds.
Signing out for today.

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