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Blonde Moment - blog 8

sunday 20th may
Sailing today was good in SW winds Force 5 with poled out head sail , stay sail and main, we were flying along
with this sail plan our maneuverability is limited and typically it was not soon before a car transporter ship appeared over the horizon and was on a collision course ! A call on VHF and the situation was soon resolved as the officer of the watch was happy to alter course for us and give us more sea room ... thank you so much... in the English channel it can sometimes be hard to get a ship to answer the VHF and changing course is "pie on the sky" but out here generally the big ships can be very helpful
As forecast the wind increased on sunday night and the fun began as we surfed down the building swell - great fun
As we are 2 handed on this leg sleep has been our main priority in our off watch periods and food has generally been a bit basic and I am becoming quite envious of some of the exotic meals some of the boats have been describing on the SSB net chat - this is my first ocean crossing 2 handed and am impressed by the other 2 handed boats in the fleet and will have to find out how they manage food !

cant wait for Horta and a meal out!!

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