A beautiful day sailing
26 January 2011
It's great that we can download GRIB weather reports from the SSB. They bare no resemblance whatsoever, however, to what we are actually experiencing in our current position. We are supposed to be having 7 knots of wind (not much) from NNW but whilst the direction is right at the moment (which is weird enough - where ARE the trade winds?!) We have had a steady 15-20 knots of wind all day, so we're not complaining. (This turned to 12 hours of 35 knots on the beam all night.)We will have to turn West at some point, or we'll end up in Brazil. We've pretty much gone through our fresh food and pre-prepared chillis etc, so Alan has put in an order with Lochy for a tuna for tomorrow - we've seen plenty of big fish swimming round the boat, preceded by flying fish getting out of their way. Chloe had her first solo night watch and did a grand job. Alan has been practising his whipping and splicing - we've reassured him that he has another couple of weeks to get it right! Ditto his ability to boil an egg - he's blaming the water. Or gas. Or altitude.