N 38 21 W 045 36

Andrew Yates
Tue 19 May 2009 17:03
Good Afternoon Piccolo Fans,
Piccolo is currently smashing her way through Easterly seas with some Easterly winds to help (?) her on her way.  A wise sailor once said "deliver your boat from west to east before the summer as you will get favourable seas and winds to help you on your way".  Piccolo is not so sure this sailor had not been drinking rum or maybe we are just a little unlucky with the conditions.  The Azores are getting closer but not much.  The weather is getting better but not much.
Today we awoke to some fine blue sky amongst the clouds, some fine sunshine between the showers and some fine flat sailing for the 2 seconds inbetween the swell.  Currently managing about 3.5 knots in the right direction (ETA Azores - Probably).  Matthew the Baker has baked his first loaf of bread ever.  It is a fine wholemeal loaf, currently stored in the warm oven and will be eaten with lunch.  The challenge will be to see if the crew prefer it to Heidi's fine wholemeal loaf of yesterday.  Yesterdays dinner was a fine pasta and cheese dish with a dessert of Dairy Milk Whole Nut.
The wildlife has deserted us, not even a flying fish has been seen in the last 24 hours (although flying fruit has been seen diving from the nets above Heidi's bunk and landing on Sam during the night).
Fight Update - Heidi V's Batterys.  Heidi still in total command, battery's appear to have run out of ideas power is with Heidi.
Speed update - Same as before, no chance of speed with the weather conditions as they are.  5 knots would be nice please mother nature.
So, that's it for today, we're off to eat Matt's loaf and do a little weather dance.  If any of you are bored and want to help please do a little dance for us too.  It's quite easy, think John Prescott at the Labour Christmas do.