Nearly at the Azores - 9

Restless of Auckland
Roland and Consie Lennox-King
Thu 24 May 2007 05:02
133 Nautical Miles to go to Flores in the Azores, we have done about 1700 and it will be good to stretch our legs after 13 days at sea, and good to see something different for a few days. We will stay there for the weekend and may have to wait til Monday to clear out, and then about 10 days sailing to Ireland or Falmouth, depending on conditions. Food and fuel are fine, down to our last tank of water, but have not fired up the watermaker. We are getting along fine, albeit slowly, and we are STILL eating tuna! Gilbert and James have had so much fun making their own lures and fish alarms. James is studying Mandarin on his ipod and Gil is studying Spanish on his, and both have been taking sextant sights daily. Everyone except the skipper has cooked (or we might go hungry), as you can imagine with C's victualling we are far from short of food.
We had a bet on about the 2nd day on how long it would take us to get to a line of longitude (which is about 40 miles off the Azores) and so far I think Roland, Gil and Pat are out and Oliver is out tonight so he's not going to win...mwhahaha... I guessed 13 days, 13 hours, 13 minutes and 13 seconds from the moment we 'officially' left Bermuda which made the 24th at 07:34.13 I think and it looks as though we'll pass it around lunch time tomorrow so I will be the WINNER! hehehe. My prize is 10 pounds from everyone but on condition that I get the first round at the pub in Flores! That's pretty much the most exciting news here really.