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
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