Birthday Blog (James Birthday yesterday Monday. Or if you're reading this
on the ARC site, probably last week harumph. Have they put any Mojomo stuff
up yet? )
We like to try and keep things simple on Mojomo by setting ourself simple
Primary Objective for day: Do NOT go backwards
Secondary Objective: Try not to vomit (though Laura suggested it's not a
good birthday unless you've had a chunder - think I must be getting old .)
We did actually achieve the primary objective - just - but beating to the
Caribbean was not what the brochure advertised. We also had a very nice
cross swell setting in with the 2 at about 90 degrees to each other which
occasionally combined to leave large Mojomo sized holes for us to fall into.
It did seem as if we might have inadvertently bought the season ticket at
Alton towers (and no Jo - I've not tried Megaphobia - don't need to now -
but if your large orange toy (lifeboat) is short of a job - we'd like c.
300litres diesel delivered please).
Secondary objective was only partially fulfilled. Dr Pepper (Glyn) went
from decidedly peeky the first day to disgustingly perky the second - even
checking the engines for oil leaks - which frankly I felt was showing off!
Matt knocked up an excellent Spanish omelette last night which was an
achievement in the conditions despite there being plenty of my chilli left
from the night before - he was heard muttering something about he'd tasted
it twice already and didn't fell he needed a third go - a chap less
confident in his cooking abilities could take it to heart ... Omelette was
devoured by all. Glyn (in full perky mode) baked me a birthday cake.
Just remembered - Dr Pepper is mum today - just got to go and hide something
in the galley .
Right - that should be a bit safer now. I did manage to avoid having a good
birthday (as Laura sees it) - but definitely was in peeky mode and was found
routling through the drug box for a little help.
We've still got headwinds but less strong and the sea has settled down a
bit - and has at least decided which way it wants to go which makes life
much more pleasant. Everyone much more on the perky scale again today.
Arc control has sent us a lengthyish email with long range weather forecast,
the first half of which gives a nice lesson on conditions that cause trade
winds, and how we haven't got them. It then goes on to describe the
conditions we have (head winds in N, very light trades if you are half way
to the Antarctic) and finished by suggesting that we may see something
approaching more normal setting in by Friday (all of which BxWx managed to
send us in c. 100 character text) - ho hum ..
Well done on the racing boys (and girl?) from back home, and thanks for all
the texts - keep them coming