Sunday Noon Position
Miles since leaving La Gomera is 1090 @
Another quiet and warm night as we motored along. A
novelty for Maitland waking up the morning after the AYC Xmas Party without a
The possibility of it being our last day of
motoring caused frenzied activity amongst the crew; we had plenty of hot water
and lots of amps so there was a mass washing of clothes and Moonbeam was
festooned with drying garments.
Then a washing of bodies, diesel was decanted from
the cans, cockpit was scrubbed and the boat generally tidied while the
watermaker refilled the water tanks..
Lunch was a welcome break and for a while we tried
to sail but the wind remained fitful.
Dinner was a pork, chorizo and bean casserole from
Lynn and afterwards Bread & Butter Pudding was served courtesy of Maitland
'Ainsley Harriot' Black and John 'Naked Chef' MacInnes; and very good it was
ready steady cook!
The forecast is still promising wind and this
evening there has been evidence that it is starting to build into the 'Trade
Wind' so fingers crossed that we can soon cut the engine that has now been
running for 54 hours since we left Mindelo. We are steering a course of 250
degrees and hopefully once we reach a Latitude of 14North we can head more
west for Bequia