10 July 2011
10 July 2011
Not that I'm complaining. Other boats in front of us have had the winds die down to 5-10 knots whereas we are continuing to enjoy 20 knots of wind and 6-7 knots of boat speed. The sun is out, the sky is blue; hopefully tonight we can look forward to seeing some stars as it's been a bit cloudy the past few nights. Now I'm going to have to look up constellations for the Southern hemisphere as I find myself a bit lacking! We had the engines on for a couple of hours today, so we could heat some water and have our Sunday wash - crew Pegasus is officially clean! We've been a bit lacking in the marine life department (if you're not counting being slapped round the face by a squid); not so much as a dolphin, turtle or whale, but we are only in day 5 so there's plenty of time for that. It would be quite nice to see another boat, but it's a wide wide sea this Pacific and the other boats we are in contact with are either a few hundred miles behind or in front of us!
Mark and Lochy have had their obligatory 6 month shear; the girls are waiting for a peaceful anchorage before cutting each others' hair - I've just realised that it's been 5 months since we last had a trim :-) Two banana cakes on the table, 47 ripe bananas left to eat up.
Ooh, what else? We're all learning abit of French every day using a computer programme Mark downloaded. Just as Lochy was saying Gracias, we've now got to get him saying "merci" again! He's enjoying reading "Swallows and Amazons" and Mia is still planning the little sailing boat she is going to build when we are in NZ. A bit bitty, today's blog. Love to all, Cath xx