Well who would have believed it! Its a lovely day up here, the sun has a bit of warmth (15C)and it is pretty much calm but sadly no wind. Sumara is chug chuging along but I think we can see Thembi to our port beam so I suspect they are making a gallant effort at sailing. We could only manage 1 knot sidewards so decided to burn off somne very precious diesel. We have 103L on board, lets say 90L useable, which needs to get us to Greenland. I’ve emailed Charlotta to see if she can smuggle some onto Aurora in her handbag but haven’t had a response. Not sure if Charlotta has got a handbag in any case. There was a rendezvous at 2200 last night with Thembi as they overhauled us just after a rain squall. Lots of video going on. I was in bed. John knocked up some warm rolls with bacon this morning (that’s something else for Charlottas handbag). I’ve just painted a rubbish picture of Ullapool – lovely place just a rubbish picture. Its tough out here.
Sent by satellite phone at 10.27 GMT on Thursday 30th June 2011 (Blogged by Gerry)