After yesterday’s challenges the guys got a quite undramatic night. We
started the day off with family Wennberg’s seashower in the cockpit with
screaming kids. They didn’t really appreciate the heavy shower of salt water
from the bucket....
However someone rewarded them for being so brave as we afterwards got to
see some DOLPHINS!! 5 quite small dolphins swam and jumped ahead of the boat.
Before lunch we reached 500 NM left to St Lucia which we celebrated with
After lunch Nils took a new chance at fishing and finally got our first
fish on the hook! It must have been a hungry one managing to be hooked at 8
The fish had no chance to battle with us in the sea, it totally surfed on top of
the waves when we hauled it in at 8 knots. That was a very proud Nils fishing a
Dorado, also called Maki maki. A beautiful green fish with a golden belly. For
sundowner Jörgen served us sashimi on Dorado with soya sauce and wasabi. Miam!
And for dinner we ate fish soup with noodles.
Just before the sundowner a whole bunch of more DOLPHINS came to visit us!
This time it was a heird of bigger dolphins and a lot more joyful! Jumping,
jumping and jumping. One even gave us a double flip up in the air! What a
And for today’s excercise: our third spinnaker! However this last one is
for very light winds, approx 10 knots. The winds here have rarely been blowing
under 14 knots.... so discussions were taken. Finally we tested it and it worked
pretty well. But we also entered an area of squalls. So the spinnaker went up
and down a few times. Now for the night we trust the genua.
As we are still racing ha, ha.... we decided to finally lighten the boat
from our bottles of water we brought in case of emergency. We’ve been carrying
around aprox 150 liter of water in bottles (bottles of 5 and 8 liter).
Today we emptied 65 liter in our tank which felt really good! And the cuting
process took place, cutting 10 big bottles of water into pieces. With time and
patience it works.
Over and out for new cheerful adventures tomorrow.