Transat Day 20
Not much to report today. No squalls, which has made life a little
easier than it already is, and an orderly swell which isn’t causing us any
problems. Wind is only 10-12kts
from the East, which could be worse.
Nutmeg is sailing at 5kts in a SSW direction, in the general direction of
the West Indies.
My set of prediction models for
arrival time is showing us arriving at some point on Tuesday morning – 3 days to
go! The forecast shows fairly light
winds, so this may well extend a little.
Ideally I’d like to get in before 0900 local time (1300UTC) on Tuesday,
as that would mean a crossing time of < 23 days (as we started at 1300UTC on
Sunday 23rd November).
I was woken at 0200 by a shout of
“Oh my God” from Sally, who was steering at the time. A flying fish whizzed past her ear,
bounced off the companionway, and landed, fluttering, on the aft cabin
floor. I got up, not realizing what
had happened, and nearly stood on the damn thing! Once I’d worked out what had happened, I
picked it up by the tail and threw it back in. What an adventure to tell its
I think we are all very keen to get
there now. 3 weeks is a long time
at sea. We are definitely in that
3rd phase now, where we are just counting down the