Zelda - Greetings to everyone from sailing catamaran Zelda!
We are six adults, two children and a small dog onboard and have now spent almost a week at sea. As those following the positions have seen we are takingthe easternmost route, trying to below the windless areas an avoid too much swell and upwind sailing. We also try to avoid motoring and so far have done so except for three hours the first night. We are soon to pass south of Cape Verde and hope for fair winds from there to St. Lucia. The sailing has been quite comfortable with light winds and moderate swell. We have encountered a wide variety of wildlife, including Orcas (the only thing to bite on our fishing hook), Sperm whales, Humpback whales, a possible blue whale, huge packs of dolphins,turtles, a shark and lots of flying fish. This morning we also found a small squid on deck. No. read more...