Day 26 of our transatlantic crossing and it’s another one of those groundhog days again. The day sailing wavered around the 6 knots sometimes drop right off. It is starting to become unbearable hot. I can’t imagine what it would be like without a breeze. Over the midday section, there is now not much activity as everyone finds a cool spot to lie in.
We had our first proper rain storm since early in the race. It came at 5am and lasted 20 minutes. We rolled a way the genoa as a precautionary measure as these storms are unpredictable and can suddenly become huge on you. This one only got up to 25 kts. So no great shakes.
Marks back has been playing up and he is taking strain. Hopefully it improves overnight. It is very hard on board to stretch properly and the uncomfortable standing and sitting positions don’t help any aches and pains.
We have had further lures taken off our lines but no fish yet. We spent the large part of the day yesterday trying to unsuccessfully coax them in. Jean constantly tinkering with the lines.
The mood is positive but land can’t come soon enough! Unfortunately we have a few days to go yet. We expect to be there now on the 2 or 3rd February.
The evenings are long now and it gets dark for us around 9pm. The cool breeze, the beautiful unpolluted sky, the constant lapping of water against our hull and the silence is surreal.
Kevin and Jean made a beef stir fry for dinner and came out glistening with sweat. The kitchen is not a place to be in this heat.
I stayed up late lying on deck gazing at the stars. It astounds me at the number of satellites in our skies. In a brief half our looking straight up I spotted 7. I can only think we are starting to clutter up space. I saw 2 shooting stars and one so bright and close you could almost reach and touch it.
From a lack luster Hot Ice… Till tomorrow…
Position [21 40 S 33 02 W]