Miles (Distances calculated on a straight line by GPS)
Covered to date: 941
Remaining to Antigua: 1168
Weather: A blustery day with squalls and intermittent sunshine
Wind: 15-25 knots, N/NE
Seas: Very very rolly, 1-2 m Swells
Sailing: Even with reduced sails, we’re zooming! She went as fast as 12.5 knots at one point –
Crew Well-being and Morale: Very good—gelling well as a team and keeping our sense of humor.
Lunch: BLT (bacon lettuce and tomato) sandwiches
Dinner: Chicken al pesto on a bed of mushroom risotto
Of Special Interest:
• We are now closer to South America than to Africa
• We enjoyed silvery moonlight and shooting stars last night and a rainbow on the horizon this morning
• The occasional showers are actually very welcome to wash down the boat.
‘Delight of the Day’: Our skipper for remaining calm under pressure while untangling the furling line at the bow during a squall and getting totally soaked by several waves in the process. Thankfully, he said that the water is warm—a balmy 26°! It might be time to go for a swim…just kidding.