What a night on Tatt av vinden

Tatt av vinden
Bjørn Larsen
Tue 3 Dec 2013 02:10
This night it feels like somebody stole the trade winds. We are below 18N, and the sea is absolutely calm. Until one aclock we had just so much wind that the autopilot kept us on course, and during the day we had a light 8 – 10 kn. A fantastic day! But nothing beats the bright skys with all its stars. It is the night of no moon. The moon is on the same side as the sun, and the sky is left to the stars and the planets alone. We saw Venus as bright as we never did. It ruled intirely in its part of the sky. I woke up one hour before I should turn in at midnight UTC. When I saw the beautiful scenario over me, I brought the night carpet with me to the cockpit, lay down on my back, and took the sight all in. In deep breaths. I felt so lucky, and so humble in the middle of the univers, in this soft night, with the mild, light wind. After a while I fell asleep under the stars, and had sweet dreams, while Eva kept the watch.