Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Atlantic Crossing - DAY 8

Hi from Clare, Tuesday 10th January 2012

All is well on Eye Candy

In the last day we have sailed 140 miles. The conditions are the same as yesterday. This is the third day we have sailed under spinnaker and poled out jib. It is a lovely 30 degrees and Andrew spent time this morning sun baking on the foredeck. He is now jumping around up there washing the salt from the top deck, boom and bottom of the mast.

The highlight of the day is our fishing adventure. Andrew decided to try out a new lure. The packet states "Gulp, outfishes all other bait - Sweet n Sour Chicken - Catch More Fish". Twenty minutes later we had two huge Mahi Mahi. As Andrew was reeling them in, other smaller fish were snapping at the odor trail. Even Bronwyn jumped clear as the fish fought and thrashed about in the cockpit. It was like something out of Jaws.

Today's background information is on the immediate. We have completed the first week and so my spare time today was spent cooking emergency meals for the next week. I know enough about sailing not to expect the near perfect conditions to continue. All going well we should have another six meals at sea; we are ready.

Love Candy xx

At 6:55 PM10/01/2012 (utc) our position was 13°46.57'N 044°40.75'W

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