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Wild Iris - Trans-Atlantic 19: Approaching the End

The mood on Wild Iris is quite emotional and reflective. The highs and lows of the voyage stored and a sense of achievement creeps through the boat. The mood from home has also changed instead of the arm chair advice of go faster you are losing places the emails are now about reunion and the practicalities of what to bring. Only 220 miles to go, which a month ago for us small island Brits would have been a major voyage, seems like we are almost there. The watch mileage being closely monitored for any drop in performance. Talk on board is about our last shared meals, cold beers and showers. Maybe not that emotional. We can now join the Flying Fish (OCC) club which seems appropriate as the little critters have been our constant daily wild life show.. The companionship of the ARC has been remarkable. Friendly VHF chats when in range and timely squall warning. We even had a lonely French Catamaran on route Sweden to Trinidad joint in yesterday. A journey of a life time? When i
s the next one? Now only 216 Nm to go and counting. St Lucia here we come. Ready to Party!!


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