Our position is 13:56.175N
24 hour Run Log trip
(through the water) Not
available as the log stopped but now fixed.
24 hour Run
Midday wind and
Force 3-4 ENE Hot sun with some cumulus cloud
confused rolling waves from the NE
We have had a good 24 hours sailing with the twin
headsail set and no mainsail, as can be seen from the miles covered. We felt
justified in taking the route from the east of Cape Verde islands and during the
night passed the main part of the archipelago. At one stage we had contemplated
stopping on the islands to replenish our fuel, but when Ted looked at the
possibilities this action was discounted as there would have been severe delays
on immigration requirements and difficulty with paying by credit card etc etc -
so Ted decided that we should proceed particularly as we do have in excess of
half a tankful plus 2 additional cans strapped on deck.
Fishing activity continued without success
yesterday and we are well aware that Friday is "fish day" - so hopefully this
afternoon will be more productive!
We have now put in our waypoints for the route to
Bridgetown, Barbados and have adjusted our sails (mainsail and cruising shute to
be able to meet our westward direction and are now cruising at 5.5 knots in
a slightly reduced wind. Reports from Kay back at base (thanks, Kay) suggest
that winds may be slighter this weekend but look good for the rest of next week.
John has calculated that we have now passed the half way mark from Star Cross
(Moorglade's home port) to Barbados - we only took 4 months to do the first part
- we hope the remainder will take less!!
Normal activities resume during the day - today it
was my turn to make the bread - I think that my mother would have been proud
although somewhat mystified (I did try to remember how it should be kneaded) -
the results were good (so everyone said!).
Ted cooked Brittany Trawler Hash last night - made
with corned beef - very tasty and served with cabbage (delicious with
added lemon juice) - all agreed a great result, particularly as it was served
with a Portuguese red rioja (to celebrate our day's run). This was followed by
banana and custard.