16:48N 46:11W at 0510GMT
BxWx sent us this on Saturday morning (yesterday)
"Current NE should freshen a bit towards evening up to 14kts, Seas NNW3-4M
11". Sun ENEF3-4. Seas N3-4M 10". Mon cracking ENEF4-5. Seas NNE3-4M
12".Pretty much the same fab sailing Tues. Can't be bad!"
So his forecast is that the NE on the Saturday strengthens a bit, okay? But
on Sunday he sez it weakens and veers from NE to ENE.
Soo....we had a great sail most of Saturday, getting up to 9 knots SOG in
the afternoon. Then much later, at about 0100 GMT sunday, James
woke me and explained how the wind had moved behind. I'm sitting here now
with the windex in the saloon say ENE and it flicks between showing F3 and
F4. Eek! In the olden days, people used to get burned for much less than
what BxWx can predict. Secretly, he's probably a multiple lottery winner.
We had duck for dinner yesetrday, Quite fab. Gllyn was Mum but i cooked,
mainly to save on pepper. Glyn shouts "YES CHEF! " when i ask for kitchen
Anyway the good news is that we're doing some ace sailing, although we've
had to get quite a long way out of the marina. About 1800 miles...
James is now wanting to push the boat as hard as possible to avoid his extra
cooking day on Friday. Laura is even keener to twiddle with the course cos
it'll be her turn on Thursday if we're still out here, and she asked when we
turn the clocks back to caribbean time - answer: on the last day.