Overnight stowaway and an orange moon

Mithril of Newhaven
Roy and Madeline Hibberd
Fri 1 May 2015 15:37

21:16.786N 71:27.267W

Much better night, a bit of sailing and more motor sailing in fairly benign seas. Sahara dust must still be in the air as the moon was orange last night! and the boat is covered in brown dust and salt, oh for a marina where we can give it a good wash down. That won't be until the US, our friends got a price for a marina in the Bahamas and the cheapest was $200 a night, one wanted $500 for a similar size cat to us!

We had a stowaway last night, a little brown tern. He got nervous at one point when we were adjusting the sails and flew off and spent the next 20 minutes trying to land on the boat again, eventually we took pity and slowed down so he could find a perch without hitting any wires. He (or she) spent the rest of the night on top of our barbecue, naturally leaving several messages before leaving at dawn!, some thanks!

Nearly there, Cockburn Harbour, Turks and Caicos is just 12 miles away, be there after lunch. Can't wait, will sleep well tonight!