By 02.00 this morning we were finally able to raise
sails again and start making real progress,
after a number of
frustrating hours of calms and variable
winds. A period that entailed a lot of sail changes
followed by teasing the boat along.
jib down, spinnaker up. Then
spinnaker down and engine on. Sails up and engine off again etc etc.
We are now however heading south west again under full
sail at a good speed,
clear blue skies and lovely warm sunshine. Last nights Thanksgiving feast was
finished for lunch and everyone has big smiles on their faces. I have celebrated
by doing my first weeks laundry in a bucket on deck. However ona day like today
even the chores aren’t too much of a hardship.
To add to the the “feel good factor” of the day, we pass
through our first time zone change today, advancing our watches by the first of
four hours we will be adding
between now and
reaching St Lucia,
a sure sign we’re making real progress. Today in the Atlantic, life pretty is
swimming pool is 4500m deep!