Rocking and rolling.
Tuesday 16th June 2009.
Hi to you all, it is Tuesday morning and we are closing the gap in what could be described as boisterous conditions, with large following seas and 20/30 knts of wind from the SSW.The sky is overcast ,with showers interspersed with drizzle and low cloud or fog .This is just like an English summer, we must be getting close to home! We now have less than 450 nm to run to Falmouth, so with just a little luck we maybe in sometime Friday.
We are now within range of British Navtex and the most recent forecast has the promise of a south westerly gale for Thursday, so it would appear that there may be a sting in the tail, let’s hope we can out run it and get in the lee of the Lizard before it catches us, fingers crossed.
Food is still the main focus of the day, last night we rustled up Gammon steaks with pineapple fresh roast potatoes , sweet corn and garden peas, followed by homemade chocolate marble gateau (it was from a packet but he did bake it )with crème englaise ( custard to you and me) well done Lucien.
Lucien excelled himself once again, cooking crepes for breakfast this morning, don’t you just wish you were here.
It is getting rougher by the minute and we have reefed down the main and genoa already, I think a further reef might be needed soon. The keyboard is jumping around so much it is hard to hit the right leeeeeeetter. All the crew are fit and well and in good spirits.I sound like Scott of the Antarctic, sorry for that.
Best wishes and love to all our families from the crew of Libertad