03 February 2011
Well, we've had to put the bikinis away and are back to our foulies as the sky has been grey and rainy for 2 days now. Even the moon hasn't bothered to put in an appearance, only rising at 6.30am - what's the point?! The sea continues to amaze me; now it's a charcoal grey to match the sky, but when the waves break, there's an amazing turquoisey bit at the top. More birds have been putting in an appearance - where do they come from?! Chloe got a flying fish on her lap during her last watch and we continue to throw a couple off the boat every day. Hitchhikers. I'm so chuffed with the way Chloe has mucked in during this sail. Having never sailed before, she is now putting reefs in the sails with the best of us. I tell you something, I can't imagine doing this sail with just the two of us - it would be so knackering. Having two extra crew has been an absolute blessing - highly recommended!! Probably saved Mark and I from divorce just having me not being sleep deprived. So, thank you Alan and Chloe!!