Above the bear of Brazil.

Mon 9 Nov 2020 11:27
“02.06.012N 037.11.0799W”
Today we have had a change in the weather. Gone is the sunshine, in has come the clouds, rain and squally winds. Hopefully it will only be for a day or two. Then we should clear back into steady Trades. Just over 1500 miles to go to St Lucia, so a couple of weeks till arrival beers. Today was scheduled for mast climbing to check for wear and particularly the Tri Light which we can’t see working, that will wait to calmer conditions.
The fish have still refused to bite and stay attached! We have had one get away, and a couple of lost lures....but Carmen is still determined to succeed...
There is much truth in the belief that the longer one stays the harder it is to leave. Not just because one grows attached to the place, but also because one creates barriers to leaving, “we need to fix this or that”, “we don’t have enough of x or y”...
I always worry about diesel and cooking gas. Over halfway now and we have not yet used one of the four cooking gas cylinders, and the diesel tank is still at 90%, all seven emergencies Jerry cans remain tied in place....full. But you can never be too sure! However eggs are proving more of an issue, we seem to be throwing away as many as we eat.
But all good onboard
Fair winds
Alasdair, Gill, Carmen and Dan