Magic Carpet Ride

Position N68,39.8 x W008,00.4 Wind F2 Easterly
We have had an amazingly smooth ride for the last twelve hours. The wind eadsed off a bit and we gybed the genoa so we are now gliding through a smooth sea at about 3 knots. There was even a bit of warmth in the sun at lunchtime. We are very lucky for this could have been a really tough sail. I’m sure the tough sails will come at some point but for the moment we are enjoying ourselves. Because of a lack of water we can only wash in salt water although John confessed to having a little freshwater wash with his hat on. Sarah is moaning because the loo seat is about 5 degrees cold. My cultural highlight of the trip was being woken up by “Shaun the Sheep” thanks John. Only 150 nm to go. If the weather was clear we could see the mighty Beerenberg soon but its just started to rain. Thembi will be a long way ahead.

Sent at 18.05 GMT on Sunday 3rd July 2011

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