performed fine last night and we made quite some nm. Now there is only 1274 nm
till we reach our destination.
commander has developed a sweet tooth! Whenever the cock lays out some sweets
Jan finds them, and eats them. At home he never eats cake or sweets. Apparently
the Atlantic has changed his habits!
cock was sure there were plenty of sweets and biscuits, but now she has to
ration. As to the rest of the food she still has a lot in stock and can make a
variety of dishes.
of the day my crew has been on deck talking, reading, taking sun heights, and
nursing me. It has been a beautiful sailing day. However Carina complains that
it’s still too cold to wear bikini. I guess she will be able to do that shortly
as we are heading south slowly. The water temperature is 22 degrees C.
hoping to give the crew another great night on the ocean.
Hmm it turned out to be an exhausting night.
weather was fine with a clear sky and a full moon, no signs of squalls so the
radar was off as everything seemed peaceful.
things are not always what the look like. At 01.00 suddenly the wind increased
and I leaned over making the crew rush to the deck to see what was going on.
They found that 3 huge squalls were surrounding us. In a few seconds the
wind increased from 15 kts to 37 kts. The skipper was busy guiding me through
the squalls at a high speed, I made 9.4 kts which under other circumstances
would have caused the crew to cheer, but with forceful wind and my sails not
reefed they just concentrated on getting us through. And we succeeded. You can
imagine the crew hurrying to reef the sails afterwards still with 25 to 30 kts
wind. I guess they will keep the radar on for the rest of the night.
behalf of Louise, Carina