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Timshel - Reunion to SA Day 7-8

We have had some good sailing, wind getting stronger and backing so that we can lay the course to Richards Bay almost on a beam reach now. We have also had soem squalls and rain. Yesterday we had a Communications failure as the lap top decided to do a Windows Update which put it out action for the morning and when it was done we found it had somehow deleted the modem to communicate via the satphone. Thankfully we managed to reinstall it with the very patient assistance from Martin on Misto with home issuing instructions for dummies over the SSB (our backups with the old computer and th redbox couldn't communicate either). We also suffered the plague of the small squid yesterday, found at least 20 little squid maybe 4 to 6 in all over the deck - people keep saying Calamari, but what a mess with all the ink. Hopefully the seas in the strong wind last night will have washed it off a bit. Unfortunately the main sail ripped at the foot last night, not sure what it caught on, but we had to roll away the damaged part so we only have a triple reefed mainsail left, so hopefully the strong winds will continue.

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