Fw: Lack of Progress

Sarah Grace goes to sea
Chris Yerbury and Sophy White
Sat 7 Jul 2007 04:41
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Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 4:29 AM
Subject: Lack of Progress

Position  47 46' N  10 43' W or about 320 miles west of the Golf of Morbihan.
There we were bowling along quite happy and getting quite excited about the prospect of doing a really respectable passage and then BANG no wind and the little we have had is right on the nose. It's so frustrating even more so when we listen to the shipping forecast and it's reporting gales all along the Channel. O. K. just lie back and enjoy the sunshine and watch the fishes play I can hear you all say but it's blooming raining as well as being on the chilly side! The big question now is will we run out of diesel before the wind comes back ? What is equally frustrating is the fact that the yachts we are in radio contact with are all claiming to have some breeze or are they just trying to wind us up? Perhaps we shouldn't have rubbed in the fish and delicious meals we are having. However we will get there eventually so we'll just keep plugging away.