22.55N: 27.42W

Mojo 2
Andrew Partington
Wed 11 May 2011 08:02
Our plan to move south payed off last night for us. At around 7pm we reached the Tropic of Cancer and decided to make our turn and set a direct waypoint for the Caribbean. I'm not sure if Neptune himself intervened but almost at once the wind rose to 14 knots from the north-east and we were soon making good boat speed. Overnight the winds peaked at 18-19 knots and we were flying along at 8-10 knots. I't's like we hit the turbo button at times. In the 12 hours overnight we sailed just over 100NM.
We are now around 1850NM from Antigua and still sailing west. Our boat speed is around 6 knots.
Last night we had another swallow join us. The poor little guy [or gal] flew into the saloon a few times and eventually land on Lyn's leg. He is still with us this morning but still looks a spent force. He has come 100NM west with us. I hope he wasn't flying east!!
Also had our first flying fish land on the bimini top last night. Must have been a hell of a flyer to get that high. He was past CPR this morning sadly so may be breakfast!