"More rain, more squalls, more wind," our skipper is setting the tone 554 miles from the finish. The good news is we are speeding along with 8 1/2 to 9 knots beam reaching toward St Lucia, the air is warm albeit wet and we have plenty of food and water left. Some of the racing boats have arrived and are already enjoying their rum punches. Can't wait!
Due to the torrential rain every so often we have to lock the cabin down which has now sauna temperatures. Nate could not cope in the hot pilot berth any longer and is now on a mattress on the floor below my bunk, so we have happy chats in the middle of the night when we can't sleep because the boat is pitching so much. We have had one full day of tradewind sailing with fluffy clouds and sunshine, otherwise one front after the other. At least it is fast, nobody is sick and the end is in sight. Finn has been eating very badly, we have to get him closer to an ice cream parlour and chippie. But the kids (and adults) have enjoyed the treat of one movie every afternoon, today is the "Three Musketeers".