LAND HO (We are hoping it is Barbados)!
In the last 24 hours we have sailed 152 miles. The swell is 3M with a wind speed of 15-20K gusting 25K. We are sailing with the same rig as yesterday. It is a glorious day with blue sky and a sparkling sea.
The highlight of the day is "we have done our last overnight shift". We are looking forward to the simple joys in life like clean sheets, a bed that doesn't move and an uninterrupted night's sleep - yep, we're getting old.
Unfortunately we haven't caught a fish in the past two days. I think the swell is too big. However we did have a bite about half an hour ago. The fish took the lure and snapped the line off at the rod (which is securely tied to the boat). It must have been a huge fish. My ever positive Andrew said "Lucky I didn't have to pull that in".
We currently have 19 miles to Bridgetown, Barbados. After spending seven seasons in The Mediterranean a whole new Caribbean world is about to open up for us; it is very exciting.
I will write tomorrow and let you know about our landfall and our first impressions of the new world.
Cheers from the Atlantic Team
A, B, C.
At 5:41 PM16/01/2012 (utc) our position was 13°01.21'N 059°23.38'W
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