There has been some tension aboard today. The
Dockers are playing the Eagles in the Derby and we have recently heard the
Eagles prevailed. Score??
Daniel has been bouncing around in his Eagles
jumper most of the day. I have threatened him with a keel-hauling [and this
could be bad for him as we have two keels!] but he refuses to remove it.
It is now late in the day and we have continued to
make good ground. Sometime tomorrow we will pass the half way mark to Antigua.
This is eagerly awaited by all the crew, who have very liitle else to occupy
their time. I have promised a small celebration but this is reserved for
Dockers. I have a membership form with me and am gently persuading Daniel to
rethink his allegiences.
We are around 1386NM from the Caribbean now
but to me it feels as though we are closing in on our destination. The wind
has become far more consistent over the past 4 days and has also become a little
stronger. The pilot chart suggests that in May we can expect good breezes to
kick us along closer to the Caribean.
Our first fish went down a treat yesterday at
lunch. It was some sort of mackeral [spelling??] we think. It was good to
finally get a fish onboard as we were starting to think we were in the aquatic
version of the Sahara Desert. We caught it with one of the lures we purchased in
Las Palmas. Tasted great.
The ocean has been calm for most of passage. We had
a large following sea earlier today but this has now eased. So far [touch wood]
we have not seen any of the harsh weather we saw at times above the
I have heard through the grapevine that some of
Lyn's golf friends have been following her journey but I have to tell you that
this has been no picnic for her. She is secretly training at my "Bootcamp
for Wayward Golfers" to wow everyone on her return Swabbing the decks
with her toothbrush, five times a day up the mast, an hours swim behind the
boat [without the shark cage] and benchpressing the outboard motor. She will be
hitting off from the men's tee on her return and I fully expect her to strip 10
shots from her handicap. Look out!!
Regards to all