14:31N 59:12W at 07:08 GMT
108nm to the waypoint, SOG 7-14 averaging over 8knots. At this rate we're
likely to arrive off the north coast of St Lucia at 8pm GMT, 4 pm Local and
be in the marina within an hour - hopefully just before dark.
Rubbish weather for this transat apart from the last few days. .Otherwise -
what a great trip, and great crew.
James is meeting his family in St Lucia - Amanda and young Jack, and staying
in the St Lucia over Christmas.
Elly hasn't provided her Mum with a German translation of her blog, and thus
faces a xmas stocking filled with coal sez her Mum in the US - and Mum
signs herself as SWMBO! Ooer - She Who Must Be Obeyed. Elly's family have
kindly sent us suitable American texts alongh the way, mostly comprising
words "like" and "awesome". Elly and I have to remember our gig to serenade
someone (anyone will do, but the guy in POGO2 is the target) with Somewhere
Laura, like Ely, is planning a quick flit home over Christmas, but a very
possible return to the caribbean to work/play on yachts for the season. Glyn
managed to persuade Laura that her phone had a signal yesterday - when we
were over 250nm offshore. Needs to be nearer 20nm max.
Glyn plans to stay the whole season in the Caribbean, initially in St Lucia
and later to find another yacht - cruise or race - until late Spring takes
him back home. You might meet ace crew Glyn if you take the big ferry from
Bridport to Lundy Island during the UK summer season.
But meanwhile, once in Rodney Bay Marina, the crew are all destined to be
fenders (ie. between boats, hoho) but not until after a quiet drink in the
H20 Bar in Rodney Bay Marina, followed by several more very noisy ones.
And chucking each other in the swimming pool. Not long now.
We'll contiinue the blog today at least. The excessive blogging partly
explains the massive 500minutes we've used in satphone calls during this
trip - about three times our normal for a transat. But heyo, all good fun.