S/Y Talulah Log day 8

Talulah's Web Diary
Paul & Anette Morris
Mon 2 Jun 2008 22:57
Position "37:07.722N 045:12.503W"

Noon, Monday 2nd June 2008

I think we have a new record for slowness. Just 116 miles completed in the last 24 hours! Mind you, it was Sunday yesterday, and we did find ourselves taking it easy in the cockpit, lazing in the sun, reading and just generally slobbing around. The only thing missing was the Sunday papers... or maybe not...

The wind has been hovering around the 8 knot mark as we slice our way across the top of the Azores high. We could have gone further north to avoid this lack of wind, but it would have meant going several hundred miles North, and from our weather faxes, the weather does not look too good there, with 3 low pressure systems tracking their way from Nova Scotia to Ireland. So we'll enjoy the sun while we can, and use a little diesel to help us along.

Last night again saw a dazzling display of stars, and a beautiful phosphorescent trail of "glittering green diamonds" in the twin wakes of Talulah. More light winds expected for today, but I think they may veer a little and enable us to fly the spinnaker again this afternoon

We're well in to our sleep patterns now, albeit for 3 hours at a time, and seem to be able to fall asleep and shut all noise out, the moment our heads hit the pillows.

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