perfect night's sailing under innumerable stars followed by clear blue
skies and consistent winds from the north east throughout - F4
strengthening to 5 as the morning wore on enabling us to follow our rhumb
line with ease at 8-9 knots. Noon-to-noon day run topped 153nm - our best yet as
Hilton Head is in our sights (although not literally as yet - we still have
300nm to go). An arrival sometime Thurs (possible early morning) is now
likely if these winds hold.
we progress through the Bermuda Triangle - one has to wonder at a few
incidences we have experienced so far : Mike A's watch re-sets itself to a
January 1st (Sunday) date (year unknown) and has been unexplainably loosing
time ever since, the forward deck navigation lights are not functioning (not an
issue as we use a masthead tri-colour light), the ship's log (recording boat
speed) temporarily cut off (probably seaweed), the instrument measuring sea
temp has been constantly increasing - reaching 50C (!) and then the anchor
self-deployment yesterday - all just coincidences (of
the afternoon of stainless steel cleaning proved too much for the
crew (see below) - well, there is always tomorrow!. At least dinner of
de-frosted perch (“caught” in the local supermarket not on Mike A's guaranteed
lure) and cooked by our fish master-chef (Mike G) will round off a great day’s
blue water sailing.
Mike and Mike.