''Day Three in the House''
20 January 2011
[to be said with Geordie accent] It's day four in the big brother household. Will Chloe keep her next meal down? Will Alan have to go up the mast again? And when will we find the trade winds that will take us to Antigua? We had a lovely sail with Southerly winds for most of Day 3 and then by evening, as predicted, the winds died down and we stuck the motor on, heading SW to find the trade winds. Not much to report although it is taking Mia and Chloe a little longer to find their sea leg than they would like and Lochy has his moments of temporarily losing his. However, I am mightily impressed how the girls are keeping their spirits up with the help of audiobooks and Base Nectar (Chloe's fav music) on the IPod. And there are real pockets of them being absolutely fine and chatty, just in case anyone is getting worried! No major marine action yet - a couple of dolphins and a turtle, but we are hanging out for a bit of whale action - even a flying fish would be a bonus! Alan cooked up a storm in the kitchen, proving that all men use every bit of equipment/pot/pan in the kitchen, but well worth it - he is getting used to having to wake me up for my watch - when I am in a deep sleep he can get amusing responses to disturbing my slumbers.