DAY 12 TRANSATLANTIC CANARIES TO CARIBBEAN
15 December 2009 | nearly halfway
Cloudy and completely calm
It's so calm out here that we could dive over for a swim. There's not a breath of wind but we have our screecher up anyway in the vain hope that some will come up. This calm is covering a huge area of the Atlantic and is affecting boats behind and in front of us. We spoke to Herb, the weather router last night and he recommended staying south of 17 degrees north otherwise any wind that comes up will be on the nose...we don't want to go backwards!!! As I was helping hoist the sail I glanced in the water and a Mahi Mahi was swimming just under the surface right beside the boat. I could see it's bright yellow tail and green flashes of it's body....wonderful. Excitement in the last day or so??? No nothing comes to mind. Oh yes, Ray fitted a new ring to the mast to manage the ropes...very exciting! As of last night we have travelled 1213 nautical miles so far with another 1560 to go to Antigua or St Maartens.