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Surfing Petrel - Midnight

Stunning clear night sky, zero light pollution out here, millions of stars. The wind is quite light and Surfing Petrel is gliding along leaving a trail of phosphorescence in her wake. It is still warm on deck, but a welcome relief from the baking heat of the day. We have seen dolphins several times over the past couple of days. Their squeaking can be heard from inside the boat. Other than the dolphins and the occasional flying fish, we have seen no other wildlife for days.

The weather for the next couple of days looks complicated. The trade winds are due to go on strike again. Our ETA in St Lucia will not be improving.

Position reports, or 'school reports', as they are called on board, are available every four hours and eagerlyawaited.

Time to pick up the midnight school report now...


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