The night from the 3rd to the 4th of dec was magic! After a wonderful and
peaceful afternoon yesterday we spent a magic night with wind at 20 knots,
bright moonlight, sparkling stars and gentle waves. The moon was so bright we
could clearly see the horizon sailing the spinnaker all night.
At our first mail this morning we got the happy news that we managed to
catch up our 5th place in division D and even a few more positions in the
cruising class all in all. We were not competing in the beginning however
Today we celebrated that we now only have 1000 NM to go (ok still a week
more to go...) however it’s lovely to celebrate anything that is worth
And today has been a really hot day. We realise that we are now entering
This morning we gave the kids a sea shower in the cockpit. Although the
water temperature is at 25 degrees the shower was too cold for them and they
sounded as they were being beaten... After we rinsed them in fresh warm water.
When it was Mummy and Daddy’s turn the kids’ smile was big and revenging!
Yesterday we finished off the bananas, pears and melon. We still have fresh
tomatoes, cucumber, pepper, potatoes, apples, oranges and lemons. And our bread
is still fresh
This afternoon we have seen an awful lot ot seagrass in the water!? We
didn’t reflect more about that. At around dinner we started feeling that the
boat was vibrating. During an hour we searched and searched why? We checked the
keel, the rudder, taking the spinnaker up and down, etc.... Until we decided to
take all the sails down, put the engine on and make a few turns and speed up for
a short time just in case something had got stuck in front of the keel. Once we
finished off our experience and put the sails up again the vibrating had
disappeared. Some seagrass stuck to the keel? Anyway we’re back on track
... entering our next magic night with a moon going on in its full shape in
a few days.
Take Off through Louise