Bashing along under grey skies
22 May 2014 | Mid Atlantic
We had our Bonito Tuna last night baked in the oven with rice, which was enjoyed by us all. Seasickness seems now a thing of the past. Boat thrashing into the wind all night with 20 - 22 knots apparent, in moderate seas and leaden grey skies. Temperatures low enough for us to start using blankets which must be unusual at this latitude. I say it again that it feels just like sailing in the Enlish Channel in spring.
This morning the wind has started to veer southerly putting us on a reach, and the clouds giving way sometimes to shyly show a little bue. Our days revolve around sleeping and eating and reading as with the well heeled and pitching motion of the boat you have no choice but to remain mostly sitting or lying down. Even writing with a pen is tricky!
Our best wishes go out to the missing sailors in the Atlantic, the search area being about 600 miles to the north of us. But we're keeping a good lookout. This is such a big ocean which is brought home by the seeming slow crawl of our noon positons across our chart of the Central North Atlantic. 800 miles to go for Punta Delgada, with ETA still hopefully 27th May. At least with this wind we are making very good days runs, with 163 miles in 23 hours noon to noon yesterday (clocks foreward 1 hour).