Liberation Day on Pegasus
10 May 2011
Jersey's Liberation day (liberated from Occupation by Nazi Germany during the Second World War) was spent on Pegasus by eating Jersey bean crock and Jersey royal potatoes. I don't know why I cooked bean crock because only Mia likes it, but I forced everyone to eat it anyway, because I had bought the beans with me from Jersey and was chuffed that I could actually find them today! The Jersey royals were disappointing, largely because they were the tinned variety, however, Mark's meal of roast chicken and fresh veg with them was delicious.
It's been a very quiet day, with little wind (10 knots) Nevertheless, we are using the spinnekar and traveling in the right direction, and even had a brief visit from dolphins again. We've averaged 120nMs per day which is none too shoddy. I have had my first complaint with my new crew. He has won every Backgammon game we have had since he arrived and I am not happy. Does he not know he has to let me win just occasionally just to keep me happy? I'm holding my tongue at the moment, but I'm not sure how long it will be before I have to let him know the rules of the boat. Otherwise, he's very handy on board and has an uncanny capability of talking for one minute on any subject without repetition, hesitation or umming or errring, a game we have recently started to play. Lochy is also good at this game, as long as the subject is dragons or Harry Potter. Anyone who knows me well, knows I can't play this game as I mostly can't finish my sentences, a habit that drives Mark mad. Mark, Whit and the kids are star spotting at the moment with the help of our new constellation book -we've had a couple of amazingly clear nights - long may it continue!