Piccolo has found wind in the right direction at
last. The seas have died down and we are currently making around 7 knots
towards the Azores with some good sunshine this morning which is currently being
held at bay by a rather large block of cloud. ETA Azores - sooner than
Yesterdays shenanigans brought us laughter when
Katie found herself locked in a toilet. It turns out a table the Mat had
put away had slipped and blocked the door. Some giggling was had before
said table was removed. Sam was baker for the day and fresh bread was
baked, buttered and eaten with some sumptious spaghetti hoops.
Shortly followed a coconut cake washed down with a bottle of 'Half way to the
Azores' Rose Champers courtesy of Joost (Joost you are a true legend - merci)
with Neptune of course having her fair share (this may explain the favourable
wind and seas). Dinner was Pizza followed by a well stuffed sleep.
Nightime brought the change in winds and some peaceful watches. Katie
spied a light and asked if it was coming towards us, the reply was it's the moon
rising and therefore should miss us.
This morning has seen Katie hard at it in the
galley, her first loaf of bread is in the oven, it smells good and rose
extremely well leading some crew members to ask just how much yeast was put in
the mix. Pancakes were made, delicious they were if not some a little
thick (although there is something to be said for cooking four in one - saves
time and gas).
Fight update - Heidi v's Batterys - Dare I say it,
they fight is won and Heidi is proudly walking around the boat in a bright
shiney belt. There could be a rematch so watch this space.
Speed update - We need a storm to match the speeds
achieved and none of us are chasing storms after the last one.
So here's to a good afternoon, a slice or
two of freshly baked bread and the sun beating off the cloud allowing he
crew of Piccolo to continue this hard life of ours soaking up the rays.
Come on sun, you can do it.