The Early Stages

Doug Smith
Tue 8 May 2012 17:02
We sailed to plan on Sunday 6th May into very rainy weather with little wind.  Its now Tuesday 8th and we are 200 miles out into the Atlantic at N19.22.28. W59.38.45. There is still no wind and most of our progress has been made by motoring.  We have used 25% of our fuel already, so now look forward to wallowing whilst waiting for wind as I am reluctant to burn more diesel with so far to go - all we have got is frequent heavy showers. We saw another vessel during the night, far off, and have had a brief visit from two Dolphins. A few minor technical problems but no real issues.  The food however,is excellent!