Restless Atlantic Report 2
Restless of Auckland
Roland and Consie Lennox-King
Mon 14 May 2007 17:23
We are currently at 34"47'N and 59"31.5'W heading approx. due East at a speed of 6 knots. We have 4 sails up and 12 knots of wind from the south-west.
We heard from Herb, the weather man last night, and he advised us to sail east. The wind is looking pretty favorable for us at this point. I guess we will check in again tonight for an update. It only took Herb 2 hours to get through the boats on his list before getting to us, advising them all of their best routes and what their predicted whether would be. Pretty impressive, since everyone radios in their positions half an hour before he starts direction everyone around the Atlantic. It seemed as though everyone was either heading for Bermuda or to the Azores so it looks like we're doing the right thing.
The night before last we motored most of the time and most of yesterday we had the engine running as the wind has been pretty light however this morning it's looking promising so here's hoping that we have some good sailing ahead of us and some good boat speed.
Not much has been happening around us, we've spotted another oil tanker, a few planes, more Portuguese man of war's and we had a friendly bird following us for about 3 hours yesterday evening. He kept flying up ahead of us and landing, drifting down past the boat and then flying back up again. Was very exciting for us! Oh and Oliver had a strike on the lure in the early hours of this morning, but it took the new pink lure and ran. Must have been a big one!
Well thats about it from us, everyone's well and boats running perfectly!