It’s clouded over and the wind has gone more
easterly so the pole is still out.
Steve won the Scrabble match (thank God) and press
ganged Russell into cooking tonight’s dinner, a chicken paprika with saffron
rice recipe which is another boat standard. Russell has completed the first part
under the watchful eyes of both Steve and Demetra who is curious about the
The Seas have built quite a bit and every once in
a while we are slued around by a quartering sea..Sometimes the waves give us a lift and
we just touched 12.1 knots surfing down one of them.
Dinner was a success. There was no sunset tonight
and we get occasional spitting showers.
We are still hurtling along.It will be interesting to see what the
next noon to noon distance covered will be. The motion of the boat is still
pretty lively, but we’re all so tired we may sleep anyway.
Dawn was a soft water colour smudge affair.Very understated. I found Demetra
sleeping at the chart table when I got up. It was another difficult night for
sleeping but we are making very good progress. I’m continually surprised at how
well we are doing with the Staysail pretending to be a Mainsail. The sea is down
a bit but we are still lurching about…every once is a while a big one comes
Still rocking and rolling along.
was 212 miles and there are 90 miles left so we will be in well before