Near calamity averted - Day 13
James (Skipper) & Claire (best crew in the world)
Fri 3 Jan 2014 13:03
Day 13 started as a red-letter day with cockpit showers for us both – squeaky clean hair & fragrant bodies! The wind has continued to push us along averaging 5 knots but we are unable to sail a direct line to Martinique and are having to jibe downwind. Never mind, we are progressing. Thanks to Claire’s acute hearing a near calamity was averted when she heard water gushing out under the sink. We quickly turned off the water pump and found an inlet hose to the main water filter had come adrift and our fresh water was gushing out into the bilges (eventually). Luckily we caught the problem right at the beginng, it was daylight and was soon fixed. We then had to dry everything off, re-pack and re-stow!! All well though now. Also we have taken the opportunity to defrost and re-stow the fridge, so all in all a good “admin” day. Now around 440 nm to go...the excitement is mounting!