All is well on board yacht Nimue as we’ve sailed over
1600 nm. After leaving Cape
Verdes the seas became
very confused and winds around F6 for a while. It felt a bit like sailing
back in the UK,
especially when the rain showed up. Conditions started to improve
on Day 11 and by Day 12 we were sailing in the Trades, downwind with the
headsail pole out. Winds are still fairly light, so don’t think we can
manage 200 mile days, but hopefully the Trades will get stronger as we get
nearer towards Barbados.
We caught a Wahoo today and the 50lb scales I bought were
useless, as the fish weighed more, around 55lbs and was 1.5 metres long –
photos later. Yacht Beez Neez would be very proud of the catch. The fish
fought for a while before it was cut up into steaks and put into the
Tomorrow we’re having a just past half- way party and
at midday we should have less than 1000nm to go.