18 November 2007
Today (Sunday), everybody appears to gave gained their sea-legs as we all had a breakfast of bacon and eggs with Terry being the chief cook. Only Shaheda stayed away from the bacon and just had the eggs.
We also have made up our first fishing line and have it out off the starboard hull - lets see if we can have some fresh fish for dinner! We will make up a second line tomorrow and stick it off the port hull to double our chances of a catch.
Yesterday I had a chat to Dave, the skipper of another 46' Moorings catamaran, which is about 34 miles to the east of us. Shaun spoke to him this morning again and it was interesting to hear that they have not gained or lost distance from us in the last 24 hours. They are also on delivery to Tortola but will not be stopping off at St Helena - a long trip indeed for the crew!
Our batteries are a bit depleted and thus today we are running the engines to try and give them a boost and at the same time doing a bit of motor-sailing as the wind has dropped to 14 knots true. We may even hoist the spinnaker later if the wind remains constant.
Well, I have set an ETA to arrive at St Helena in the morning of Monday 26 November and an ETA to arrive in the BVI's on Saturday 22 December. These are not the dates that I wanted but due to the delays in departure, they are what we will have to aim at.
Until the next report, regards from Shaheda, Shaun, Terry and myself, John.