Sailing at last
26 January 2013 | Andaman Sea
Michael and Jackie
Well we finally got enough wind to sail and are doing a reasonably pleasant if somewhat bumpy 6 knots towards our destination. Yesterday afternoon a massive schooner called Twizzle shot past us at 11 knots also heading for Port Blair. Despite huge masts etc it had no sails up. We put up our sails in defiance and have been sailing ever since.
Our two problems seem to be the perennial issue of our engine starting batteries which seem not to be picking up a charge. Our second "problem" is we have caught no fish but Storyteller has caught 2 Mahi Mahi. They have though got fishermen as guests.
It's quite tiring - three nights and we will probably have got used to it. However, tonight our third night should be our last.
We hope to arrive in Port Blair tomorrow morning.