Lilli Mae Journey Home - Leg 4 - The Big One-
Tue 26 Nov 2019 06:38
We are now well under way and as I write we have done 221 nm from leaving our Las Palmas 41 hours ago. Only another 2500 nm to go! Right now it is pitch black darkness but you can see the glimmer of lights from other boats about 5 miles in front of us. The sun is rising at about 7 AM and I have the watch shift that includes the sunrise so looking forward to that. We are sailing at about 5 knots and heading for a point just west of the Cape Verde Islands at a latitude of 20N. The plan is then to "turn right" into the trade winds and hopefully they will be strong enough to take us all the way to the Caribbean.
The days have been sunny and warm but there have been fairly light winds. We hoisted our spinnaker yesterday and did some fishing whilst it was reasonably quiet. On the fishing front nothing was caught! As you can imagine food is a big deal whilst at sea. I am in charge of this and yesterday I excelled by making a bangin' vegetable stir fry with noodles. Mike (my brother) said we should take pictures of our efforts but it was gone before we could get down to the cabin to retrieve the camera.
Talking of pictures we have not had chance to take many yet. We are still really trying to establish the routine. I am sure that we will take lots of pictures and will send them in later dispatches.
Anyway not much more to say right now apart from that everything aboard the good ship Lilli Mae is "ship shape". We will send an update in a couple of days and will be able to include some photos. Hopefully you have been able to track us but if not let me know.
The Crew on Lilli Mae
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