South Africa to the Caribbean – day 53
Our position at 10.00 (13.00 GMT) Monday 13th March was
on a course of 301T with sunny blue skies.
Our 24 hour run from 10.00 yesterday to 10.00 today was 139 miles. Average 5.7kts slowly recovering We have 629 miles to go to Martinique
We have been out here 23 days from St Helena. Our original Atlantic crossing was completed in 23 days 3 hours so that will now become our second longer passage, this will be our longest passage. Another 4 or 5 days yet.
Speed increasing as the adverse current is gradually losing it’s pull on us. Don’t think it wants us to get there. We shook the reefs out last night as the wind dropped a bit but put 1 reef back in this morning. Everything else is the same. I spend the morning writing, I enjoy getting emails, and try and sleep in the afternoon. Pretty boring stuff but I suppose a boring passage is better than a difficult one.
Last night we had pork chop, sausage, bacon, potato wedges from the freezer and the last portion of Heinz baked beans.
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.