Saturday, 7 January 2012

Atlantic Crossing - DAY 4

Hi from Clare, Friday, 6th January 2012
In the last 24hours we have sailed 159M. The swell is 1.5-2M with a wind speed of 16-18K. The boat speed is generally between 5.5 to 7.5 knots. The day was warm but overcast. The night sailing was fabulous with a large moon and smooth and steady conditions. I shouted myself some time with my Ipod and bopped along to ABBA.

The highlight of the day was eating Mahi Mahi; thick juicy white meat and as fresh as you would ever get. The cruisers lucky enough to have a freezer are stocking up. We can only fish what we can eat now - but no complaints.

Today's background information is on 'the daily routine on Eye Candy'

The watch roster is:
Clare 6am-9am, 3pm-6pm, midnight-2am
Andrew 9am-midday, 6pm-9pm, 2am-4am
Bronwyn midday- 3pm, 9pm-midnight, 4am-6am

When I finish at 9am I get breakfast, have a sleep for an hour, shower, get lunch, write to the Blog and do any preparatory work in the galley before starting my 3pm watch. Then at 6pm I organize dinner, clean up, jump into bed and read or sleep till midnight. When I finish at 2am I sleep till my 6am watch.

Andrew's shift starts at 9am, he does the Net at 10am and then gets the fishing rod out. When he finishes at midday he showers then sends the Blog email and any others, he does maintenance checks on the rudder, rigging, power and makes water. Either before or during his 6pm watch the fishing rod comes out again. Any fish caught are presented to the galley ready for cooking. At 9pm he is free to sleep till 2am. When he finishes at 4am he sleeps till around 7am. He then downloads the weather and charges the batteries before starting his shift at 9am.

Bronwyn doesn't have any formal duties to perform between her shifts. However she is at the ready with any help needed either on deck or in the galley.

Love Candy xx

At 3:39 AM6/01/2012 (utc) our position was 15°09.75'N 033°40.78'W

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