Excitement on deck just after day break as we spotted a couple of Frigate birds dancing in the air high above the boat. We must be closer to land! I can only imagine how intrepid explorers of years gone by must have felt after months at sea when they spotted wildlife or land. Later that morning we had a sole Booby bird flying around us for an hour. This is another gorgeous day, although still very light winds, we all took the opportunity to relax. I served up a brunch of scrambled eggs, cheese, tomatoes, avocados (still unbelievably fresh), all accompanied by another freshly baked sourdough from Dave.
We put the Rioja on ice this afternoon and Rohan took to the kitchen to roast a couple of chickens, we aimed to finish as we started, with a good’ole Sunday roast.
Good winds building in the afternoon and into the evening with sailing speeds of up to 7 knts, calm seas making this feel very comfortable. We anticipate arrival in St Lucia on Tuesday morning.
Our Astro-nav team got to within 1nm accuracy – if all navigation systems go wrong now, we feel safe that we are on the right boat.
Midnight position: 15° 31.2N 057° 32.8W
Position in fleet: 10
Fish caught: 0