Eden, 2nd Dawn Watch
31 December 2010
Another report - as it is happening. 1742 GMT, 4:42 am, Saturday 1st January, 2011 --- Happy New Year!! - Still at sea, but only 45 sea miles to go now, to Eden.
Currently blowing 20 - 25, was 25 - 30 knots, from the north. Copped the slop of a big wave (maybe it wasn't big, just friendly) right into the cockpit. Most of the genoa rolled up, but I am letting more and more of it out - to increase speed.
Been sailing hard for 12 hours now, engine off. Seas 2.5 metres, they come up really close behind, and peer over the stern rail, say "BOO!" before moving under us.
Sun just offstage.