Food, food, food!
Food, food, food!Report Abuse
Tuesday 8 December – 16.00 GMT (13.00 boat time)
14.09N 60.05W – 50 nm to go – 7.9 knots
It just doesn’t stop today!
The moment I sat down and had finished putting in the details and the title, there was a call of ‘Dolphins!’ A smallish pod, of big ones this time. But they were in a hurry and didn’t hang around. A bit of spielerei and off they went…maybe to catch up with some of the other boats in sight!
The one on our starboard bow already awakened the skipper’s competitive spirit; as relaxed as he’s been for most of the trip, coming on deck for his watch this morning and seeing the other boat close, he started tweaking the sails a bit and got behind the wheel: the hunting season is open!
We still had another gybe to go; where normally this is a relaxed affair, taking one thing at a time, I went up to the foredeck with the instructions ‘Make it a quick one, I don’t want to loose any ground to them!’. So off we went, with Andy and Adrian in my foredeck team and we had it nailed – all flawless, all with ultimate speed and in harmony. So we didn’t quite what was taking the after guard so long to roll the headsail back out...when we enquired slightly annoyed, it turned out we got a fish!
And a big one this time – just shows that the only reason we didn’t catch more during the trip is that we’re just too fast for our own good!
A nice 5kg Mahi Mahi, the length of our forward cockpit, which will make a nice fresh fish early dinner before passing the finish line tonight!
And it wasn’t the only good food news we had today. Skip had decided to make his special Dutch pancakes for lunch!
Needless to say they were gone in no time! Very very tasty, even more so as it was Boogie making them.
Great food day overall and a fantastic way to work our way to the finish.
Hopefully passed it next time we’re writing, 47nm to go!