Passage from Ascension to Grenada Position: N03:38:952 W047:49:088

Superted V
Jean & Matt Findlay
Sun 28 Feb 2016 10:06

Day 12


I know I said yesterday was day 12 but it wasn’t – I had missed out day 10 - day 11 should have been day 10 and day 12 should have been day 11 making this day 12.  Now that all that nonsense is out of the way I can get on with the blog!


Forgot also to say that yesterday (27th Feb) was exactly 7 years since we set off on this adventure (27th Feb 2009) in Grenada – we’re now about 5 or 6 days away from Grenada – how about that for timing?


Well the rain and squalls continued yesterday up until around 4pm.  In fact it was so bad we put the main away and sailed with just the genoa as we were quite concerned about the rig.  We are still sailing with genoa only.  The sea over the last couple of days has got quite lumpy too so we’re bouncing around a bit.  We have picked up a bit of positive current again but nowhere near as much as shows on the gribs but ‘every little helps’ as they say (who’s they?)


We had several birds (I think they’re noddys – not big ears – ha!) hitching a ride on the solar panels last night again – they must be glad it’s stopped raining!  We’re now past the Amazon delta and have about 960nm to go – 2/3 of the way there – whoppee!


Oops spoke too soon – it’s just started raining again!


Date and time: 28th Feb 2016; 0800 GMT

24 hours distance:   165nm

Position: N03:38:952 W047:49:088