31 January 2011
Well, not too much to report after the excitement of the whale yesterday, although we have just had radio contact with another yacht that has just come into sight - a French yacht bound for Guadeloupe. Having not seen another yacht since the day we left, it was nice to talk, even if they didn't understand Alan, despite him adopting the louder slower voice with a French accent, that my Dad used to do when abroad! Alan would also like it to be documented that he is 4 pints up on the Backgammon. Had we not written about the whale yesterday, I would have had to report that he was 44 pints up, so I am glad that I have knocked him back down a notch or two, as he has turned out to have quite a competitive streak!! Mark is taking a little getting used to the new watch system, having woken Alan up twice when he should have woken Chloe. Or is he sabotaging Alan's attempts to take over the Backgammon crown??!!