As promised in yesterday's taster, we can now
introduce our other players, in no particular order:
One late and unexpected change was Kit-Hoff who
decided to B-'Off instead and leave the Gallant Knightrider, undermanned
and over supplied. Luckily for all, one, C.J. Hoffapopoulous, the well known
Lymington Shipping Magnate stepped in and on, as a permanent player in our
boating extravaganza across the Big Blue Wobbly thing.We also have Chief Medical
Hofficer ''The Doc'', Steve, ''It's life, Hoff, but not as we know
it''. Medical Hoff keeps a nice rubber glove at the ready to deter
malingerers. So far though, he has sadly, not been able to cure our final
player's insomnia. Peter Hoffer-Dommer has not slept a wink so far and his
youthful, vibrant good looks have deteriorated somewhat in spite of the smooth
ride so far (Not!) and the virtual silence onboard, (again Not!)
Anyway, it was a sparkling day again today with
steady winds and calmer seas plus another big mileage day. There are one or
two boats of special interest to us also, on the way to St Lucia, and we are
pleased to see our progress and compare it to theirs.
From the cockpit there has been sunshine
and some interesting waves, as you might expect, with just a few excitements to
liven up the watchkeepers' day. Our tally was a brief spotting of some dolphins,
2 flying fish... one on deck, plus one turtle. We also thought that we had
spotted a shark but in the end it was decided that it was most likely to
be a sun-fish.
The watchkeeping is settling into a nice routine
and the meal plans are hitting the spot, well done Valerita. In 360 miles,
we have had just 2 planned jibes and some necessary reefs when we enjoyed
35kts late yesterday. Last night and all today we have purred along at
about 7 knots, sometimes better, with 18/20 knots of wind, with our genoa poled
out and running goose winged. Pretty to look at and very efficient.
That's all folks! standy for the next thrilling
Signing Hoff for now, Choff, aka The Moge
23-18.30W 19-04.68W but the post code seems to keep
changing so pls reply by email NOT postcard!
My shift tonight is 22.00 to 02.00 . Tidy.
PS Programme Addendum
Yesterday's list of Stars included : 1 x
Kitt has asked the editorial controllers here at
Knightrider HQ the his is in fact, Cap'n Kitt and not N.E Old Kitt, and
we are happy to make the