Friday, December 14, 2007

Madeira to Caribbean - Day 5

Another 24 hours with the cruising chute working hard and a couple of jibes to keep us on course. We had hoped to hang a right soon to take more of a rhumbline course but there is little wind to our west. So we continue south where there is more wind and eventually should hit the sought after trade winds to take us west. The light winds have caused bouts of flogging that today resulted in a broken top batten on the main sail. Fortunately we brought a spare. Overall a comfortable day but our slowest so far with only 137nm logged. Still no sighting of wildlife or vessels. Joseph is now managing a fishing operation off the stern, determined to catch us dinner before we reach land. (Attempts to fish off Eve over the past five years have yielded zilch. Not even a nibble.)

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