As we prepared to depart Nanny Cay Marina a Swedish
couple I had got to know came down to wish us goodbye and gave us a bottle of
bubbly for our arrival in the UK, lovely kindness.
We had to say goodbye to Grae's wife Patti who has
been a great help in food and general organisation of KIR.For me it was a great
sadness leaving yet another Port that feels like home, and of course the
Caribbean. I have loved my time here and the people who have been so
We had perfect weather at the start nice force 3
ENE and sunny. The first leg was down wind and we had the main out and motored
sailed ourselves to the front of the fleet. However once we turned North as we
rounded Great Thatch island off went the motor and we started sailing proper.
The wind was strongish and now coming over our starboard side as we head
North to Bermuda, only 850 miles away.
Host van Dyke the Northern island of the BVI's
created a wind shadow but once through that we started to romp along at 6.5 to 7
Kts, fast for us.
The skipper produced a culinary master piece in
the form of a chilly and rice.We are also into our water saving using a mix
of fresh and salt water for washing up.
Generally we are doing very well and the night just
had us reducing sail as we picked up some stronger wind. Its interesting trying
to find the right rope in the dark, but I now have a head lamp with red and
white LED's to aid the sight courtisy of Grae and Patti. At 0100 we got the
light from the moon which helps as well. That's it for now except say we have
covered 150 miles since starting in 22hrs which is very goodas we would expect
that in 24hrs.