Tuesday 8 December – 13.30 GMT (10.30 boat time)
14.12N 59.25W – 68 nm to go – 7.1 knots
Almost…caught a huge fish
This morning Red watch, on from 6 till 10, lost yet another lure…but this time not just the lure: while they were winding in the headsail to slow the boat down a bit (8+ knots is not quite the ideal speed for reeling in big fish) and trying to get control of the fish the line broke clean off at the rod…so the monster fish, for it surely must have been to break a 80 pounds fishing line, took not just the lure this time, but also a good deal of the line…or at least Red Watch is assuring us it was the biggest one yet! Too bad we only almost caught it…
Not sure how they’ve done it, but Red Watch almost managed to stay dry this whole trip, even though this morning they almost got hit by a big line squall
Fruit, cereal, bounty bars …
We’ve almost finished the fruit, oranges gone, but plenty of apples still, so scurvy is a long way away. After noticing my distress at the cereal disappearance rate in the first week, the boys have managed to make the rest of the cereal last almost the whole trip; good thing we had Ryvitas and plenty of porridge as well for breakie.
It was mentioned that Stewart has almost finished the Bounty bars…as he thought he had finished them, he is now frantically trying to locate that very very last one!
Definitely not almost finished the beer – even though a few sundowners were had during the trip, still have plenty left for a bit of a party tonight. Just finished filling up the fridge with beers!
Or is there? It looks like almost the same photo, but we’re all looking a bit more tanned, a bit more tired and possibly a bit happier! And for some of us, we have a bit more hair!
Spot the differences!
With only 65nm to go, we can now almost smell the land and imagine almost seeing land.
I mean, we’re almost there!
A bit more almost then earlier this morning, as the wind has dropped just a touch and therefore our speed as well…at current speeds about 10 – 12 hours…so hopefully about 10pm local time…follow us on the tracker!
We’re almost there!