tales and the late Shrove Tuesday - More on that later, first of all the normal
wind is still blowing steadily from the ENE about 18/20kts so the boat speed is
good and once again the sailing in these conditions is unbeatable. Slightly more
cloud today but plenty of blue sky and sun to go with it. Our noon to noon run
was 175nm leaving us with a DTG of 1155nm to Antigua. Should be under the 1000nm
being on watch at night by yourself taking in the night sky and enjoying the
sound of the water rushing past when a fish jumps out of the water, hits the
sail, bounces off the sprayhood and lands on the deck just beside you, that's
what happened to our skipper on his watch last night. To say he jumped out of
his skin is a bit of an understatement but he is now sleeping with the light on.
I have never seen a 2ft flying fish but apparently they exist!! To make matters
worse Chris was promptly attacked by another two on his watch that landed
in the cockpit. The rumor on board is that Chris and Phil are going to share the
night watches from now on as the Atlantic is a scary and dangerous place at
night by yourself !!
missed Pancake Day last week but Phil's wife Di in her wisdom had hidden a
packet of Aunt Bessies pancake mix aboard that only came to light at the
weekend. We decided to make today our pancake day and had our pancakes after
lunch. Not only was the pancake mix found but also a jar of Nutella Chocolate
spread. Thanks Di and Aunt Bessie - you would not believe how these things can
become the focal point of the day.
smells coming fromt he galley right now are inviting - Master chef Chris is
cooking dinner tonight so more on that tomorrow. Film night again
all aboard MF good evening and may your winds blow in the right