Tilly Mint is going SLOOOOW. 661 miles to go,
making our average in the last 24 hours about 140 miles. The reason- not enough
wind for the white hankie sails and too much for the Beastie. We've avoided the
squalls, just a little light rain at the 9pm watch change and we all woke up to
a beautiful sunrise. The full moon continues to light up the night sky and last
night we almost had flat calm as the winds dropped.
Batting average down so The Blue Beastie is being
rigged as I type which involves Steve and Alex on the foredeck executing a
complex crochet pattern with a rainbow selection of coloured lines.
Needless to say wind speeds are picking up such that by the time the Beastie is
ready to fly it could be too windy for it- oh the trials and tribulations of
life at sea
Arrival on Monday is looking perilous
unless we up the pace........
Absolutely no news or funny stories to relay so I
might have to make up some scandal as we plod through the last days of
our voyage. The children are coping well, yesterday's we had a paper plane
tournament, launched from the cockpit and down the companion way. We also
discovered that pieces of melon skin make great skimmers across
the briny blue. As you can see little amuses!
More news later on the