People have told Captain and I that we’re crazy having no crew to share the arduous burden of the watch system. This is coupled with the constant demands of young children. Sure, the incessant chant of “Are we nearly there yet?’ makes me wish I had a plank. Generally though, we find it easier to cruise as a family alone. Captain does 8pm-midnight and I have midnight to 4am before he takes over again. But we are both honest and flexible. Too tired and we do less and always strive to do more. The kids do a shift together in the morning while we nap and shower. So, Day 3 and we are already in the swing of things. We would find it substantially more tiring having crew to feign pleasantries with. This way, we are perfectly free and loving it!
163nm covered in last 24 hours with 2396nm to go. We expect to pick up the pace as a new high sets in over the Azores bring fresh trade winds from tomorrow evening.image1