position "14:18.660N 44:34.551W"
degrees, the sun is shining and a good day for winds....we took our
parasail spinnaker down, after having kept it up all night, and put a full
mainsail and jib up, as the wind was more on the beam.
Getting the parasail down was a bit of an effort in 22 knots of wind, and
the inevitable happened as it partially went over the side into the large
following sea! We got it back on board after a lot of
swearing and hard work, and then proceeded to patch it up and get it
dry(ish). We were lucky!
heard of a man-overboard situation last night, and that left us a bit subdued as
we sat down for supper. However, the man was rescued and was being
transferred to HMS Lancaster, a British warship just a few hundred miles
distant. But it left it's mark on us nonetheless, as have all
the other yachts that have had trouble in the last couple of weeks.
We don't think we can ever be too careful..........However, I must do something
about the white marks that are left on my back as a result of not being
sun-burnt through wearing my life jacket and harness!!
Tasks today.......fixing the squeaky loo (same one as the man-overboard
alarm goes off in, when you sit down!), make more water, clean salt from more
areas of cockpit, top up the generator tank with fresh diesel, have a lunch
time beer (it's Sunday after all!), think about fishing, read a
book......life is so busy!!