Jadamama - Blog 20 Feb
I woke at 5.30 in the dark for the 6am shift. As dawn broke we saw the southern cross to our port, pointing the way for many sailors before. Just like the night sky previously, the sunrise was spectacular. The watch system is great because everyone gets to experience the night sky, sunrises and sunsets (as well as doing the 'dog watch'). There's always something new to learn on the boat. This morning we checked the forecast, and given the wind was easing we hoisted the "big blue butterfly" (as Polly calls it), Jadamama's symmetric trade wind sail. So we flew our kite for the first time on this leg (and yes, we sang the song from Mary Poppins 'lets go fly a kite'). From singing the great rock guitar riff 'Barracuda' (after Henry landed a barracuda fish yesterday) to Mary Poppins, our song tastes on board are eclectic!