Dorado day

Michael Hughes and Ger White
Mon 10 Dec 2007 16:17
At last the line out the stern has come good! A big dorado safely onboarded, cleaned, gutted and filleted and in the fridge--we'll have some for lunch.
At last we seem to have left the rain behind--it's a lovely sunny day. We're sailing fast with 20 to 25 knots of wind up our tail--well reefed but still doing 7 to 8 knots towards St Lucia. And it looks as though the winds will stay like this most of the rest of the way.
All seems to be in good shape --both boat and crew--as we run down the final straight--about 540 miles to go and expect to arrive St Lucia early Friday morning. Beakfast with rumpunch(es) coming up.
Son of George ( the autopilot ) seems to be behaving after Georges abberations.........just a s well, we'd have been tired having to operate with two on each watch overnight. Some issue with the VHF but thats not major.
Michelle demanded that we put more sttores in her cabin as she felt it wasn't sufficiently cramped./Nigelobliged.
Now we're just counting down the miles.