42:00.2 N 39:11.6 W
520 miles to the Azores.
Moderate winds, broad reach. Sunny. Lovely
Having had the wind in our face for a couple of days we were kind of glad
when it died totally yesterday. For a couple of hours we were becalmed, and
it gave us a great chance to dry out the boat and refresh ourselves and have
a shower in the middle of the ocean. The water darn freezing actually - but
great for morale, the cushions and our clothes. Sadly the stereo has died
(due to the humidity) so now we have to sing instead.
We took stock of supplies, but eventually had to commit to a stop in the
Azores, despite favourable winds to England. We've finally got the sun and
waves from the brochure and all seems a bit brighter for a while (touch
Roy and I were thinking of the coolest 5 things that we've seen in the last
48 hours and thought we'd share them with you:
1) The Milky Way. Brighter than ever, you can even make out the arm of our
2) Whales.We got very close to a broaching pack yesterday.
3) Phantom dolphins. Caused by the dolphins swimming around our boat at
night and leaving phosphorescent trails in the water
4) The red moon rise. Again I got very excited thinking it was a big ship
getting VERY close and giving me a heart attack at 2am!
5) The blue-bottle jellyfish, with their inflatable sail that sits on top of
Iain and the Crew..
Please don't reply but send a new message instead. Likewise, don't send
attachments with your messages. Thank you. We will post regular updates at