Day 3 - Bermuda to Azores

Talulah's Web Diary
Paul & Anette Morris
Wed 28 May 2008 19:15
Position "33:23.778N 057:03.936W"

Wednesday 28th May 2008

We completed 154 miles in the last 24 hours and we're definitely on the edge of the Azores High Pressure area now. There's practically no wind and the sky is a mixture of dull hot sultry weather and dazzling sunshine. Humidity is high at night with 91% being experienced, and come the morning we have to dry everything out as the humidity level drops to the mid fifties.

I've just downloaded some "grib files" (these give the wind direction and strength), for the next 3 days, and it looks like there is a new low prssure area developing to the west of us which should hopefully give us 15 to 20 knots of wind late this evening and tomorrow.

Meanwhile we're just rolling around on a calm but 'rolly' sea-swell doing 5 knots under engine power towards the Azores. We've pulled down all the sails as they were just 'slatting' about, shaking the stitching in the sails and putting a sudden slamming strain on the boom and mast.

We saw dolphins late yesterday - and oh yes, we watched 'Shrek 2' on the DVD player..... (exciting stuff eh!?) - and apparently 'only' another 1400 miles to go!!

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