BVI Tortola to Bermuda 12th May 2010 Day 6 Are we nearly there
Well folks, after the excitement of some wind and seas, we went
rapidly back to calm, now glassy, seas and virtually no wind. We tried several
times to tack our way to the north but not only was the wind weak, it was from
completely the wrong direction and a glance at our route shown on the navigation
screen looks like a large message from Zorro!
Since then, Hoff became pragmatic and we have been motoring, in the
correct direction for several hours, and we are now approximately 50 miles from
As we have moved North, the weather has turned distinctly cool at
night, and the night watches are wrapped in warm clothes, including hats and
gloves, a casual observer might think we were Antarctic headed instead of
Bermuda. Except for Beer who, in preparation for the pastel shades of Bermuda,
was sporting a fetching yellow preppie sweater. There are some on board, who
feel he may have a contract with Brookes Brothers, so watch out for him, and us,
in the Summer catalogue.
We often see reports of boats who spend days alongside frolicking
sea life, like whales and dolphins. We have seen Portuguese Man of War
jellyfish, some weed and 2 birds. For those interested in the birds, we think
they were gulls. Birdman Thomas tried, but failed dismally, to communicate with
However, after the wind delays, we can now hear Bermuda Coastguard
on the radio so we know we ARE nearly there.
Tonight’s photo shows TheHoff, posing with today’s lunch: Tomato tortilla wrap
with cold cuts and salad. It’s not quite Brookes Bros, but it may show up in a
fly poster for a new Plymouth sandwich shop one of these days.
We are looking forward to our stay in Bermuda and our departure
will depend a little on the weather forecast for our next leg. When we know, you
will know. Meanwhile,
Goodnight from The New Knightriders, The
Hoff, Michael, Thomas, Martin and The Moge