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Puddle Jumper - almost there

Hi All.
So near yet so far.
Progress the last few days has been slower than we would like due to combination of wind direction & quite high seas. At last we are beginning to see a few more boats & we had 3 near last night one of whom we had to take avoiding action as he should have given way to us but didnt. It is still a strange sensation sailing through the night with no moon visible & plenty of clouds & sometimes in sheet rain with only the AIS navigation screen being able to warn you of whats around.
Wind in difficult direction today & we are having to sail off course which is frustrating so near to our destination but should be OK for us tomorrow. Making the most of heavy rain showers in the squals to try to shower ourselves I think we all appear alright. Cooking for John & myself still not easiest job in these conditions but we are not madly hungry so I think there will be a lot of food unused at the end. Water working out fine Richard the water monitor constantly refilling the bottles. Navigation by Hansel is proving very accurate & Will Mc sailing knowledge has been invaluable. Skipper is keeping us all in order & as only 8 Gruffaloes have been handed out  we are all getting on OK.
We have just had a message from the girls that the bars in Rodney Bay where we are finishing are open 24/7. After 16 days without I think we may be tempted!!!!
As it rained last night I did not sleep on deck, I know we are all looking forward to a good nights sleep.
Hopefully we may arrive Thursday am (ish-Nav) but we are sure even if it is 6 am we will have a welcoming committee!!! We will keep you advised the nearer we get.
Thats all from me.
(&Hey C xXx)

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