Hello to the Trade Winds 23:21:39N 23:07:47W
The winds finally arrived overnight. Along with some rather scary clouds. So just after dawn this morning we had our first real rain storm. I could track it on the radar and it was amazing how fast these clouds move. Just before it got to us the wind rose to 28 to 30 knots so we had something of a sledge ride for some 45 minutes. Then the rain. Boy did it come down. Washed the sails down a treat. Well on one side anyway.
Then it just evaporated (no pun intended) and left us with a cloudy but blue sky and a pewter coloured sea.
The other fun thing this morning was just after I came on watch. It was still dark (ish) and I was leaning over the Port side guard rail, adjusting the tension on the boom preventer, when a lone Dolphin jumped out of the water right in front of me. It was to put it mildly a rude awakening!!!!!!!
As indicted in a previous dairy entry, we are now sailing
the Rhumb line. With the onset of the Trade Winds we have managed to cover 84
nm in the last 12 hours. This with reefed main and one reef in the
Having seen no shipping at all yesterday we have seen three very large ships travelling at high speed this afternoon. This is a good reminder that we need to keep a good watch lookout,
Jennie is in the galley just now creating another culinary master piece. I look forward to sampling its delights in due course.