Malcolm McPherson / Rich Butterworth
Sat 4 Jun 2011 13:58
James and I have absolutely no idea what Benedikt wrote in the blog but can see our names in there. Worrying.
Well, at 15:00 today it we will have been at sea for a week and if anything the wind has dropped away even more, feeling very glad to have taken on a large fuel load before leaving Antigua, we all agree that we wouldn't like to have done this in the true age of sail, the horses would have gone over the side a couple of days ago. The weather downloads are still showing that we should be getting some more wind but nothing yet, despite all the motoring hours we still have 3/4 of the fuel we left with so I'm not too concerned at at the moment.
Update on the fishing efforts. We had a catch yesterday, unfortunately it was a bird, one of the Shearwaters which have been following along with us. After stopping the boat Benedikt reeled it in and James disentangled the line while I held the bird still, we were all glad to see it still following us an hour later with no apparent lasting damage, just a few mangled feathers.
Other than that not much to report apart from getting James started on celestial nav with his first sun sights taken yesterday.