For’d Port watch 10th & 11th March
On our first watch of Sunday 10th March, we managed to achieve an ignoble speed of 1.5 knots, but this did not impress our illustrious Captain who promptly called 'all hands’ to set more sail, which brought us back to an acceptable sailing speed. During our watch our ears were treated to the melodic voices of the congregation attending the inter-denominational church service being conducted on the deck below. We started our second watch of the day full of relaxed bonhomie, having partaken of Cookie Dave’s best Sunday Roast, with all the appropriate trimmings. However, out of the dark came wind, more than we had earlier requested, and once again it was 'all hands’ on deck to hand sails – five of them – but not before we had achieved a more impressive record of 12.7 knots. Yes, 12.7 knots under the watchful eye of Captain Barbara. To ensure no complacency amongst the crew, this morning’s call for 'all hands’ was to hand the rest of the sails; this time because there was NO WIND! The only tropical element of this voyage, so far, has been the torrential rain. Despite all the For’d
Port watch lan, Lucy, Rob, Paul, Peter, Mislav and yours truly, Pauline - are a stoic bunch of sailors and thoroughly enjoying life on the ocean’s waves.