Wind and sun behind us and still running
We should get in early tomorrow morning as the
breeze has held so far.
We ran all night with two genoas
and the main, like this. Proper downwind sailing. Both genoas
properly set in forestay grooves. Having two up makes them set much better
than a single jib flapping about on a run.
With weather like this I have even been making
bread. I was too hungry to wait so made pancakes as well for lunch.
The bread rolls are a bit like rock buns but you
have to learn.
This morning the wind went more abeam so down
came the genoa and up went the staysail. But still blue sky and
When I was on the foredeck doing this sail
change five dolphins came and played under the bow. Only feet away.
They were around for perhaps half an
hour, really enjoying themselves. One of them had a slight squeak when it
breathed and if you followed it carefully as they crossed and dived you could
identify it each time it surfaced. They surface and dive for such a short
time that you wonder how they do breath.
I would again say they were white sided although
they seemed smaller and less clearly marked than the ones nearer the
The down side is that the computer I have been
using until now will not talk to the phone. Why not?
Well the boat should be full of experts tomorrow,
so one of them can sort it. I hope.
If this looks entirely different it is coming from
Windows Mail on Vista, not Outlook Express on XP. I will check the effect