Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Atlantic Crossing - DAY 14

Hi from Clare, Monday 16th January 2012

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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