Day 5

Pearl of Persia
Andrew Lock
Sun 19 Jan 2014 09:01
We've hit the trade winds and enjoying wonderful sailing conditions, the big
colourful cruising chute out during the day and the kinder white sails at
night. We are three aboard again. Tom Franks has joined us until Brazil
which means everything is so much easier with an extra pair of experienced
hands, especially when it comes to taming the big sail at the end of the
day. Oliver left us in Cape Town to possibly join us later on. The motion of
the boat is comfortable, there isn't much swell and so none of the tiresome
rolling that has exhausted us on some of the other passages. The ocean seems
deserted, no birds or dolphins or fish and we haven't seen another boat
since leaving the Cape.