Day 9

Malcolm McPherson / Rich Butterworth
Mon 6 Jun 2011 20:54
Position 31:10:10N 050:53:80W
We were all very pleased yesterday afternoon and evening when we hurling along between 7.5 to 8 knots.  Unfortunatey, this didn't last and we are now motorsailing again!  I have given up on fishing for the meantime after the whole bird fiasco.  However, there is always the celestial nav to keep us busy.  Today I forgot the most important rule of using the sextant, always put filters over the lens when you point it at the sun.  I am happy to report that the blindness was only temporary.  Thankfully this all occured whilst Benedikt was showering in the cockpit, so to everything there is a silver lining!
Aside from that it has been a pretty uneventful day.  Plenty of sun, motoring and the sound of Rich's laughter bellowing randomly from his cabin.  Until next time.