Puerto Rico to Cuba
Chris and Penny Manley
Wed 20 Apr 2016 21:12
Wednesday 20th April – Day 3
Started off last evening with a bit of trepidation as a huge black cloud appeared at sunset on the horizon. Looked like we could get very wet! Put 2 reefs in the main and a few turns in the genoa just in case the winds increased significantly, although they were then, only light. As we approached the cloud it seemed to disperse and then became just quite thin cloud cover, with no wind! So we spent all night motoring, but the cloud did clear and we had moonlight until 05.30, and then the sun came up.
Today we have reached the half way stage. – 280nm. The wind has been more easterly, so we have had an enjoyable downwind sail. We even poled out the genoa, although this was not without a bit of marital disharmony.
Dinner today is chicken (again) roast with potatoes and peas, and hopefully another moonlit tranquil night....