18/04/2009, 11 19'N:56 56'W, 300 Miles to the Caribbean
We're nearing the end of our Atlantic crossing with less than 300 miles to go. It's strange that not so long ago a 300 mile trip would have been something in itself (like from Maryport to Lands End) now it seems such a short distance and we're almost tasting the cold Trinidadian beer! We should start seeing a few more ships as we approach the main north/south shipping lanes going from South America to the North, so far we've only seen about three in two weeks.
13/04/2009, 12 26'N:45 08'W, 900 Miles from Trinidad
Yesterday we made the half-way point, around 3 p.m. . not quite sure which time zone! (Easter Sunday apparently, although no-one knew it at the time.)
11/04/2009, 13 01'N:38 04'W, 900 miles from Cabo Verde
As I write this It's 4.30 a.m. and in seven hours we'll be coming up to six days at sea. All's going well, the swell's quietened down and so has the wind; the day before we had the front sail up but now there's not enough wind. What wind there is is coming more or less from behind so we're not rolling so much and continuing to make good progress (averaging 7 knots at present).
Passing on Lifelines on the Journey of a Lifetime