Day 11

Zahara: The story so far......
Ron Dunn
Wed 2 Dec 2009 18:16
Hi all
A quiet night's sail under a full moon gave us a chance to catch up on sleep for which we were very grateful.We are not sure that route choice so far has made much difference to the sailing conditions, but later today may start to bring some variation with winds forecast stronger in the South (South of 20N) than in the North.
With the news of another  (non-ARC) boat losing its rudder and having to be escorted to St Lucia (our thoughts are with Silver Bear), we have become even more convinced that our best policy is not to break anything on the boat (except mugs of course), so avoiding protracted delays while fixing it (thats the plan, anyway).
Talking of mugs, we're down to one china and one metal mug, and the china one is badly cracked - suggestions for the next step on a post card please! You will be pleased to know tha tour main eating dishes are safe - we're using metal dog bowls - classy eh?
We think we have finally organised ourselves some free time this afternoon, so we can try fishing. I don't know what it does to the fish, but the prospect of either Ron or myself throwing a hook and line about a small cockpit frightens the life out of me.
We have now got over all the minor rigging problems we've had, and life is much smoother and easier, and all is well in the world. Ron and Larry are enjoying life.
Larry (Ron is back tomorrow)