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At Sea: Spot the white horse

December 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Position 14.72,-30.02 at 08:49 GMT
Wind ESE 7-10 knots
1795 miles to go. ETA at 5 knots 04:47 17th Dec local time.

You know when you have children in a car on long journeys you make up things for them to do to keep them from “are we nearly there yet?”. Today’s game is spot the white horse. Wind has gone light but there is very little swell so we have been able to keep moving. 2-3 knots in 5-6 knots of wind on occasions. The current has helped us make 117 miles by GPS towards Martinique with no use of the engine.

The forecast has another light day today. Tomorrow it should be back to 4/5 from the NE.

Still seeing storm petrels and lots of flying fish. Sometimes a whole shoal of small ones take off at the same time.


Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg