Day 5 steady as she goes.
Thu 27 Nov 2008 16:51
After yesterday's drama of Fiona up the mast we spent a good day at moderate speed with the spinnaker up, before retreating at dusk to just our mainsail with the genoa poled out on the other side. 20 hours later we have not touched the rig, or altered course, (about 235 degrees); looking at the weather forecasts we may not do so for another three days. (If you believe weather forecasts)
Today the winds have picked up to about 15 knots and we are making very good progress between 6 and 8 knots pointing just to the West of the Cape Verde Isles, which we should pass in two days or so, we then intend to keep going a little further southwest into stronger trade winds before turning completely west to head to St Lucia.
Yesterday we saw a mass of small schooling tuna rushing past and all jumping, looking at the photos closely this morning we could see why, in the next shot what we thought were more tuna were dolphins hunting their next meal.
This morning I was on watch and treated to a spectacular colour show that lasted nearly an hour before the sun came up.
Thanks to those that have sent emails, we are not too busy to receive them as some have thought. Do delete any footers you may have though, and do not copy my original message back to me!