08:21:163S 98:52:297W Day 4
First of all thanks to all of you who have sent greetings – great to know we have so many people watching out for us! Another quite fast day – still heading in a south westerly direction so we should be well into the trades by now –but where is this illusive fabulous trade wind sailing? We seem to have found the wind but those lovely rolling swells 19 seconds apart are nowhere to be found. Another 24 hours in the wash – this time complete with several rinse cycles – yep we’ve had squalls with torrential rain, thunder and lightning (very, very frightening Galileo…) We had just had a shower (personal one) when there was a change in the wind and Matt had to pole out the genoa – well all our nice clean, dry clothes got soaked! If it hadn’t have been so turbulent we could have just stood on the aft deck with a bar of soap. We then spent the rest of the day adjusting the sails to find the best angle for the wind – unfortunately it kept changing so we had to keep altering course.
24 hour distance 188 miles. Position: S08.21.163 W098.52.297