Miles (Distances calculated on a straight line by GPS)
Covered to date: 1635
Remaining to Antigua: 474
Weather: Sunny and warm—30°
Wind: 16-25 knots, E
Seas: 1-3 M Swell (more like ‘awfuls’ today actually, they’re driving me mad and have given me a headache!)
Sailing: Wind still coming from behind and rocking our world, but not in a good way…
Crew Well-being and Morale: Quiet. More than ready for landfall.
Lunch: Leftover curry and Patrice’s hand made fresh bread
Dinner: Roast pork with root vegetables and chocolate cake
Of Special Interest:
• The rising full moon last night was an divine sight and lit up the ocean with spectacular sparkles
• Shelagh, Alan’s wife is making her way to Antigua today—hope she doesn’t have to wait too long for us…
• I made a chocolate cake during my early morning watch as a surprise for Patrice and Alan and hid it on the top shelf of the bookcase. This afternoon, one particularly large swell tipped us over so far the cake went flying through the main cabin—a surprise indeed!
‘Delight of the Day:’ Alan for taking over some of my kitchen duties, giving a bread-making lesson and repairing an errant shackle