Fw: Storyteller day 10

Wed 5 Dec 2007 13:06
18.44N   42.16W

Very nice weather but very poor sailing conditions. Winds 6-10k from dead astern. Have motored 23 and 3/4 hours of the last 24 hours.
Seas slight so conditions very comfortable for eating and drinking!
1 Barracouda caught and released. 1 strike which had the line disappearing off the spool at an incredible rate despite drag full on. Lost hook!
Champagne and belinis followed by roast fillet of beef, roast vegies peas, carrots and even a yorshire pudding to celebrate halfway point.
Distance covered 188 miles. Immediate forecast is for strengthening winds gusting up to 30 knots which should take us all the way to St Lucia.