Emily Morgan - Another good day
Quite a sea running last night so the fishing line stayed in this morning, and we were rewarded by a pod of dolphins coming to play in the waves.The waves stayed up so some good top speeds recorded today in brilliant sunshine, Rachel got the fastest this trip when she surfed down a wave at 12.5 knots this morning and others got new personal best speeds.The day was rounded off nicely by catching a good size tuna.image1. read more...
Emily Morgan - Eddy the Egret still with us
Eddy is still with us, not exhausted any more after a good rest, being given water and fish; he is now flying around the boat and taking an interest in everything we do, especially fishing.In other news we are sailing well, last night was a bit wet and squally, but the sun is now out and we have a nice breeze. Yesterday was a foodie day, starting with pancakes, bacon, bananas and maple syrup; gourmet salads for lunch; chicken & chorizo casserole for dinner, rounded off with refrigerator cake and coffee - yum!image1. read more...
Emily Morgan - ARC log day 12 - stowaway!
Eddy the Egret has landed (or is it Edwina?) and has been our longest standing mid Atlantic visitor ever, still with us after landing on at 5pm last night. Not sure where he was headed, blown in by the gales we've been having for the last 24 hours, but he's come at least 1000 miles!. read more...
Emily Morgan - ARC log day 10
After a couple of days motoring with very little wind, we had a lovely day playing with our new asymmetrical spinnaker yesterday. The half way point was passed overnight and we are celebrating with freshly made cake and clean sheets :-)Today we are back to sailing with our symmetrical spinnaker, making good progress with a following wind and sea.A culinary first was deemed a success as Matt fried up some flying fish for breakfast; the fishing line hasn't caught anything for a couple of days though so it's a good job the freezer is well stocked!Rachel is studying the stars and my old "ISpy" book of the sky is doing her proud. Declan and Colin are learning how to use a sextant and everyone else is relaxing. Happy days!. read more...
Emily Morgan - Day 7, Happy to help.
Another lovely day sailing along in the sunshine with the spinnaker up and actually going in the right direction, the wind is a little fickle.Just before lunch we hear a squawk from the radio, it was Seabee trying to raise another boat, after a few attempts with no reply from the other boat we called back to see if we could help.Seabee had rudder problems and required epoxy, glass cloth and some hose clamps to fix their rudder post. We had all onboard Emily Morgan so we snuffed the kite dropped the main pulled in the fishing lines and headed to their position about 2 miles north of us.While the crew on deck prepared for the transfer Bones went below to gather the supplies needed and placed it all in a dry bag.As we came alongside we used a throw-bag to get a line over to Seabee who. read more...