At last a chance to have my say , things are
hotting up on a few fronts, wind up , speed up , crews competitive spirits up ,
plus more promotions , by the time we get to Martinique they will be so heavy
with gold braid and medals that it will be a problem getting to the bar for a
rum punch !
Recent promotions include , Roger (Washboard)
promoted to Flag officer Grib Files , Graeme (Comms) promoted to C.I.C.
Celestial events manager , that fits in with his comms post nicely
Mother Di today entertained us with a song
for breakfast followed by porridge and the usual morning banter which includes
the ritual abuse of the skipper,
it was much less this morning knowing that it
was my blog day .
Rivalry on the distance covered hotted up
with the easterly trades setting in , with Roger and Lyn after much goading
by Graham and myself cracked the record of 35.9 nm on their watch , we had the
last laugh though with the speed record which currently stands at 15.2 knts , it
was a white knuckle ride on foaming surf , totally unexpected but an "Alton
Towers Moment " none the less , plus big grins all round .
The brig is currently empty at the moment,
this was due to the whole crew agreeing that the bread I made the other day
was eccelent , even Co Skipper Fluffy agreed .
The next big event will be when it calms
down and I put my "topsails" hat on and am hoisted up to the top of the mast to
investigate why our Topping lift chaffed away , this will be of great
amusment to my felow mariners, seeing me slewing about like a autum
conker on a school boys string will invite much mirth on the lower deck
Capt Fluffy ( Lyn ) has found her sea legs
and has had a pleasant few days one of those spent as mother , its the
longest she has remained below at sea ever , plus a spot on dinner of liver and
bacon , Roger was beside himself with excitement !
Myself and "Comms" have noticed the huge
power drain whilst a certain Two members of crew are on watch ,namely"
Washboards" and "Fluffy" the demond tweakers ,we are kept awake for hrs with the
constant grinding and tweaking of sheets( in a sailing sense) to gain
advantage in the best distance run , on the other hand "Comms" and myself
just go with the flow with a result of much power saving in to the bargain
! but its relay nice of the guys to set it all up for us in the first
Master of the Vessel
( Or so he would like to