St Georges, Bermuda 32:22.74N 064:40.22W
Sue & Alan
Tue 13 May 2014 21:43
In reflection, our passage from Virgin Gorda to Bermuda went very well, despite autopilot failure and some nasty squalls and some energetic close-hauling/reaching for couple of days. Without doubt, the 2 or 3 days sailing in light airs was just wonderful and relaxing under full sail, even genoa & main when winds were typically only 8 or 9kn and we were averaging 6kn speed. 6 days 4 hours is pretty good me thinks.
We are thinking we will be here in Bermuda for say 3 nights. Possible more if weather prospects stinks. At present there is a nasty looking Low forming to the E & N of Bermuda so we'll be watching this carefully because we don't want to start-off with any nasty/threatening conditions. We're ahead of our loose schedule and have lots of time in hand not to feel it's necessary to face poohey conditions so we'll see what's what over next few days.
We also flogged-clocks last night because it seems Bermuda had sprung forward. Hence we are now +3UT (3 hrs behind UT) and just 4 hours behind Gobbins UK time. Couple more hours to loose between here and Azores then.
XXXXX to My Lover
Ticketeeboo MMSI 235071989 Callsign 2CED3, Ham callsign = m0hng
At 13/05/2014 21:35 UT our position was 32°22.74'N 064°40.22'W