South Africa to the Carribean – day 42

Our position at 10.00 (11.00 GMT) Thursday 3rd March was
04 01S
030 11W
on a course of 310T with sunny skies.
Our 24 hour run from 10.00 yesterday to 10.00 today was 145 miles. Average 6kts.
We have 136 miles to go to a waypoint about 10 miles north of Fernando de Noronha.

Another down wind sailing day with speeds from 5.5kts and up to 7kts in our familiar F3. The forecast gives us another 24 hours again. Still hot.

We have decided we aren’t stopping at the Fernando islands and have changed our course to a waypoint about 10 miles north of the islands so we are well clear of them after dark this evening. Our next stop will be Barbados another 1700 miles – deep joy.

Didn’t get any birds or, more importantly, lightening, last night. The squall that hit WOW has hopefully moved on. WOW are anchored at Fernando checking their boat over.

Started getting a moon in the evening now. When you’re land based you don’t notice the phases of the moon but I always know what phase the moon is in and when the next full or dark moon is. It makes such a difference at sea to have the moonlight, especially as we get closer to Brazil and have more chance of fishermen being out here.

Big congratulations to our friends Tom and Susie on Adina who have just completed their circumnavigation in Grenade. Getting excited and looking forward to completing ours next month. 🙂

I made chicken curry again last night (can you tell it’s Bill’s favourite, he always suggests it if I ask)

All well on board. 🙂

The blog goes through to facebook but we can’t see facebook or your comments. I’ll catch up with them all in the Caribbean. If you wish to email us please use mdqf6 @ sailmail.com (take out the gaps) Stay safe everyone.

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