Mazu - Day 7 - Time Change and Celebrations onboard
We passed the eastern edge of Atlantic Standard Time yesterday so decided to change our onboard clocks in between our double night shifts, curtailing by half an hour. We are now on GMT (a.k.a. UTC) -2, a sure sign we are making progress. Mike was treated to a spectacular triple rainbow during his 0800 - 1200 watch.. at the expense of getting just a tad damp. For us, it was another sunny day with good following winds, unlike some of the other boats in the fleet who are further north and east and reporting wind shifts, rain and strengthening winds associated with a cold front. For us, it was time to run the generator to charge the batteries, make water, heat the water and have showers, what bliss!
We now have under 1000 nautical miles to go to the Azores and expect to pass the half-way point tonight so we celebrated by baking a pineapple upside down cake. We may yet see the effects of the cold front so, to be safe we again put a reef into the mainsail for the night.