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2 weeks down and getting closer....under 400 miles to go if we can keep the crazy Russian following a bearing 
The last 24 hours has seen some learning curves for all us crew. After bobbing up and down in a wind hole for what seemed like weeks the clouds loomed dark and ominous ahead of us and the Green watch took to the decks for a nice power shower, with cool as hell Tim at the helm with his cuppa, whilst everyone braved the storm.
After a good soaking of the main galley and little dry clothing left, Ollie appeared in his baywatch shorts to wolf whistles and much joy.  From action man to lifeguard babe and much reddening of the face. 
The wake up call came for the Beautiful Watch to decant from bunks post deciding to wrap the spinnaker around and around and around the forestay with a pretty little bow as an early Crimbo present for the skipper.  Baywatch dude appeared like a dream from his bunk to take on his new title of “Action Man” to climb the mast and unwrap the present.  Crazy Russian boy has decided to be my personal porter and insisted on following me up to the foredeck to carry my spinnaker bag for me.  Dropped, re-hoisted, dropped again and then re-hoisted and 1.5 hours later we settled in for some beautiful sailing in the hot, hot, hot sun and some brekkie of coco pops and gummy bears.
In other news, the romance has definitely died between Rich and I as he made it clear that my coffee was simply not up to his standards and threw it over the edge of the boat and ate the last gummy bear.  I think it is time to finally concede that he and the crazy Russian are definitely better suited.
There was tremendous excitement yesterday at the sight of a cargo ship and 2 birds flying close to the boat.  I think it may be just about the right time to hit land soon’ish (not literally of course).  Mixed feelings of almost being able to taste that G&T/rum/beer/presecco and wanting to finally be able to sleep without wedging myself in between my duffel bag and whatever clothing I can find to stop the sensation of being in a tumble drier and the thought that this has been an experience of a lifetime so far and the desire to stay out on the ocean for just a little bit longer.
Still lots and lots and lots and lots of water and sun and more sun and more sun and no sight of land but super cool 

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