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At Sea: Winning plans and emotional nights

December 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Position 14.46,-59.85 at 10:37 GMT
60.5 miles to go.
Wind ENE 5

The wind slowly decreased yesterday and left an awkward swell. So we quickly decided to start motoring top the batteries and fill the tanks with water. We mototred up to a couple of ARC boats. Before dark we set the sails and went south at 230 to keep wind in the sails and to be well placed when the new breeze from the NE filled in. All worked to plan and we got 2 miles ahead of the ARC boat. A lot of boats just using an anchor light rather than a tricolour!

It was a lovely night to be on watch. The full moon was there all night and there were lots of shooting stars leaving the trails almost to the horizon. Sea was smooth and force 4 meant Giselle was moving at 6 knots effortlessly. Being close to land lets you relax even more. Lets you reflect on what has been achieved so far. Lets to count up all the help and support we have. Lets you think about the days ahead.

Looking forward to giving the At Anchor message tomorrow. As soon as we have internet access we will put the pictures and Mary’s story from Cape Verde on the blog.


Tags: At Sea · Atlantic Leg