Steady progress

14:34.89N 53:16.68W

Monday 3rd January 2011

Distance run in 24 hours: 115
Total distance run: 1677
Distance left: 385

Not much to report, we've had steady 8-12 knots of wind and are making 4-5
knots in pretty much the right direction. The latest weather forecast
reckons the wind will increase to 15-20 knots and last all the way to
Barbados. So that will be great if it actually happens. We've been
tracking the odd nasty rain/wind clouds on the radar, so far they have all
passed us by. Earlier we were talking to "Serafina" and they were reporting
rain 50 metres to one side and sunshine the other!

A small pod of dolphins appeared as the sun was disappearing last night but
too late for us to go and watch up in the bows - not putting lifejackets on
just to watch dolphins!
More bird life is beginning to appear - a sure sign land is near according to
the old sea dogs.