Blog - Day 11 – Wednesday 1 June 2011
What a difference a day makes; overnight and today lovely
weather, a gentle south easterly breeze over a moderate sea and we are sailing
well. Overnight we had a clear starlit sky above; and luminescences in the
boat’s wake. The cooler night temperature (sea is now down to 25° c has meant
that we are now using a layer of clothing over our t-shirts and
The asymmetric genoa will go up after lunch of coleslaw
and cold meats and cheese. Could not be better
We have just given our floating home a good clean inside
and she sparkles. The fridge door knob and lock broke but Peter (Skipper) came
up with a cunning ‘fix’ which has means that all is back to normal. An
unworkable fridge would have not been good for our arrival beers and Bloody
Mary’s in a week’s time. We are now making ice for the first time.
Last evening’s supper was simple and perfect – pasta and
pesto sauce. Well done Colin. We still have 3 ‘in date’ packs of bacon brought
from UK by Rod and Bernie so it was bacon sarnies for breakfast this
To indicate our isolation we have only seen 6 merchant
ships and one yacht in 11 days at sea. We expect this to change in then next few
days when yachts sailing from Bermuda, 1000 miles to the west, converge with us
as we near the Azores.
Our skipper has launched a £10 sweepstake for time of
arrival at Horta. Earliest was the skipper (P1) – 2359 on Tuesday 7th
June; and latest was me (Bernie)
2345 on Thursday 9th.
Watch this space although we do believe the actual time is in the hands
of our skipper !!
That’s all for today from Republica Susan Ayu.