A slightly disappointing run today (147 miles)
since we have had lighter winds. We decided last night during a windshift that
we were a bit far north so are now sailing south. In fact we passed the Tropic
of Cancer at 0753 thi morning. we are really noticing it with both
air and sea temperatures much warmer - AJB has not put on trousers at all - a
pity that the wind does not drop briefly since the water temp is now 24C and I
fancy a swim.
We were expecting to see fewer boats by now - the
first night we saw about 50, the second night 10 and last night 8 - which is fun
and makes one feel comfortable! Except other boats seem to be having power
problems and JEO saw 2 this morning without lights. We meanwhile have no
problems with power or water with the Duogen and Spectra woking great!! Touching
the proverbial....Actually without the Duogen we would have to run the engine
for 6 hrs pd not 4 hrs that I said yesterday, a major disincentive when one
comes out here for peace and quiet!
No major problems but we managed to break the
gennaker sheet last evening - fraying on the preventer guy. Still another 26m to
go and we also have a spare! Used the small gennaker not the big one! Better
running sail than the Code0!
Boas enjoying a postprandial cigar after supper