A mixed day in numerous ways. Most of the fleet
passed through a band of heavy and thundery squalls, with an uncomfortable
night, lots of wet bottoms, and pirouettes. But here we are on the sunny
side! With zero wind.
So we hoisted the Number two Volvo for the third time
this trip. Abstemious sailing zealots that we are. The wind-gods rewarded
us this morning, with a good 8 knots behind us WeeHee!! So we made him
(her?) an offering of the rainbow spinnaker after we had re-threaded it
into the old snuffer. It worked a treat, and here we are under full rainbow
highlights at a ghostly 4.6 knots. Just 0.4 less than the engine gave. Ho
Still, now that we know we shall have diesel left, its
time to do washing, have hot showers, bake bread, drink any excess beers, and
generally be frivolous with our resources. After all, there's only 6 days
to go, right?? What could go wrong?