06.30 Engine on, 08.00 engine off, although we are
getting forecasts of wind speed 10 - 15 knots the winds were very light &
fickle overnight and this morning. Motoring for a couple of hours
means we can make some water and top up the batteries, the lack of speed means
the towed generator is not putting put as much power as needed. It also
helps make a little progress onwards, we need to achieve 100 miles a day to be
in time for flights.
Today's sightings have been: a rainbow on our
starboard horizon, (same as yesterday) two gannets flying around the mast this
morning, squabbling over airspace,(two days ago we had one that was determined
to land in the rigging, we had resort to fog horn to scare him off) and a
fly past of a Roseate tern, flying fish as per usual.