New Year's Eve - Day 11

Ocean Rainbow
James (Skipper) & Claire (best crew in the world)
Wed 1 Jan 2014 13:13
16.41.444N 049.09-260W
The preparations for our New Year’s Eve party were not extensive this year, but at 1130 pm, to the strains of the “Blue Danube” Claire was woken for her watch!!!  Dancing a Viennese waltz in mid Atlantic is a challenge but sharing a half-bottle of champagne helped. More favourite music followed & the waves danced along with us. Later on, although we did not have fireworks, we were treated to a spectacular display of lightning off our starboard bow.  After putting the iPad & chart plotter in the oven (in case we were hit by a bolt), we were spectators.  We continue to make slow progress with winds just above what is safe to fly the Cruising chute or parasailor, but too little to drive us fast through the lumpy seas...where are the smooth Atlantic rollers, we ask ourselves?  Daily average mileage remains just above 110 nm per day.