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Saturday, November 17, 2007

More of the same - but an unexpected breeze

16:50 UTC 17/11/07 20'59N 024'06W Wind S2

We've been motoring again for much of today after another quiet night, but during this morning a little breeze sprung up from the SE and we were able to set full sail and enjoy a stunning few hours of good sailing in flat seas, the sort of thing you might expect in the Solent on a nice summer's day. Eventually the wind swung further into the south and pushed our course round so we were heading towards somewhere in Northern Florida so we furled sail, engine on and are heading south once again.

Our tally of wildlife has increased today when Dave saw a flying fish, spooked by our approach, take off and skim the water for quite a distance. They are a characteristic of sailing in these waters so we expect a few more. The fishing line, however, remains woefully slack.

I really must make time to sit down and write something more interesting than this brief commentary on our progress, and I'll try to do so in the next few days. In the meantime, I'll keep these little updates going as I know many people like to hear of progress, slow though it may be!

Cocktail tonight is gin and lime, a familiar one from the previous trip to the Canaries. Note to self - more mixers next time....

all's well. N

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Blogger diane said...

I can see bits of swirly cloud on the Met Office website. But perhaps you've already discovered it....

10:46 pm  

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