Changes in Course and ETA's
18 December 2007
We have started heading towards a waypoint just west of Barbados and should be there sometime on Thursday night. From there, we have changed our route to head through the island chain south of St Lucia and then up the west coast of the island to the Moorings base in Marigot Bay. Basically, we are running out of fuel due to having to excessively charge our batteries and need to take on a few hundred litres of diesel to be able to complete the delivery.
This pit-stop will delay us a bit and we now have an ETA in St Maarten on the morning of 24 December and an ETA in Tortola on Christmas Day.
At present we are heading out north of the ITCZ but still experiencing heavy rain squalls and adverse winds - not heading us but more from behind than on the beam, as the forecasts have predicted.
Well, this has just been a short update to let everybody know where we are and what is happening. Regards from everybody on board, John.