Desert Island Discs 32:27N 50:28W

Kantara Atlantic Odyssey
Andy Hemens
Wed 23 May 2012 13:34
It appears we are halfway although most of yesterday was spent motoring as we have reached the big high. There are two of them and we are trying to thread our way between them, one to the north and one to the east. As usual, when there is little action at the wheel we all get bored and start to do little jobs or sun sights. Yes viewers, even though Reecy does not quite get it, Andy and I were again taking sun sights and trying to work our way through the tables. Yesterday a Mer Pass, today a running fix, tomorrow who knows.
We also did man overboard drill yesterday and tested all our electronics. The first MOB exercise was with a buoy (how dull) so once we had recovered and on our way again I decided to make it more realistic by jumping over the side. I found the bobbing up and down in 4000m of water and watching the yacht moving away at 6 kts was a fairly sobering experience!
Older viewers from last year may recall Jason was the holder of the 3 dump Ingham award. Line honours that seemed fairly safe until this voyage. I was in the running for this until very recently when midwife Andy dispensed some drugs and I had an induced birth. I have since also had a natural birth so problem solved. Not top shelf but pretty close (sic. Dave).
USO!! Just as we settled down for breakie this morning Andy jumped up and shouted "Whale". Naturally we all followed his gaze and I spilt my Earl Grey tea. Nothing could be seen, even though Andy stood on the foredeck with a camera for 10 mins. I think Andy has spotted my UFO under water so 1 down to Andy's Unidentified Swimming Object.
Other than that we continue to wish for more wind, but not too much. Try to work out what weather is coming our way from the cloud formations and dream of hot showers and the usual landlubbers activities when we reach port.
As promised yesterday here are the Kantara Crew DID Selection, comments to Kantara {CHANGE TO AT} Mailasail {DOT} com most welcome:
Discs 1-8: Sex n Drugs and Rock and Roll, Ian Drury: Yellow, Cold Play: Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles: Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen: Time after Time, Cindy Lauper: 9th Symphony, Beethoven: Take the weather with you, Crowded House: Rule the World, Tears for Fears
Book: Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
Luxury: Ramsey's Restaurant
Film: American Beauty
Discs 1-8: Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana: A Day in the Life, Beatles: Starlings, Elbow: 1979, Smashing Pumpkins: Wind Cries Mary, Hendrix: High and Dry, Radiohead: Wonderwall, Oasis: Constant Craving, K.D.Lang
Book: Understanding Susy (SUper SYmmetry) - Hawkin has given me a hunger for quantum physics!
Luxury: Guitar
Film: Graduate
Discs 1-8: Don't stop believing, Journey: Build me up Buttercup, The Foundations:This is the Life, Amy MacDonald: Rule the World, Take That:The Napoli, Show of Hands: Take it as it Comes, The Doors: Kids, MGMT: Reach, S Club 7:
Book: Making Money, Terry Pratchett
Luxury: Shower
Film: Pride & Prejudice (BBC Version)
Discs 1-8: Somewhere over the Rainbow, Israel K. K. Woke: Saucerful of Secrets, Pink Floyd: Waiting for the Man, David Bowie: Have a Nice Day,Stereophonics: Feel Flows, Beach Boys: Cepa Andolucia, Poco De Lusia: Sparks,The Who: New Born, Muse:
Book: Birdsong, Sebastion Faulks
Luxury: Spanish Guitar
Film: Apocalypse Now (Director's cut)