Bev's Blog

Nic Tolhurst
Sun 20 Dec 2009 21:12

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Our second day of the journey and still travelling down south towards the Cape Verde islands for the wind that will take us across to Antigua.


For some of us the day started with a bang, crash and wallop. Tim was handing over his 4.00am watch to Dean when he was startled and a bit shocked to hear a loud crashing noise.


Any noise at this time of a morning, particularly when you are sat alone in the dark, can be disconcerting to say the least. The worst is imagined from the mast falling down, to pirates climbing on board or even hitting something in the water. It was nothing quite as drastic but Tim found the tender being held up by only one davit strap, the other having snapped causing the tender to fall, not quite into the sea but enough for it to be unsafe. The next hour saw Tim, Nic and Dean making the tender safe again, Sarah and Bev slept on oblivious.


Yesterday it was t-shirts and shorts for most of the day, today could not be more different. The wind is chilly so it is back to fleeces, hats and legs covered up. 


In between preparing a smorgasbord lunch and spaghetti bolognese for dinner, Sarah is the only one to have seen dolphins today. Tomorrow is Tim’s birthday and she has said she may bake him a cake, is there no end to her talents.





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