Mon 8 Dec 2008 04:07
A really delightful day in paradise after a muggy night spent skirting but evading various sqalls with prolific lightning and manacing black clouds. Everyone coping well with the new watch system and developing massive upper arm muscles from steering via the tiller in the aft cabin. Dawn saw the wind dropping to less than 2 knots so we motored for a while and miraculously another attempt to reset Lilly the autopilot was successful and she continued to function when, after an hour or two, we were back under sail. Zoe showed us how to make bread with real Cordon Bleu style so our lunch was a real feast. Ed had a well earned day off from tinkering in the shed and Anna and Zoe made illustrated lattitude and 10 milecountdown charts to help us keep tally of our last few days at sea. The afternoon weather has been glorious with clear skies a fair wind and an impressive sunset. Tonight sees us back on our old watch routine and a brain workout trying to keep up with the plot of The Bourne Conspiracy, Of course the biggest news of the day was the needle round of Battleships withFalbale (in Australian?) which saw another win for Gulliver. The gap is narrowing in more ways than one!

All the best from Mark, Ed, Lis,Andy, Anna and Zoe