We ended day 23 on the night watch 20.00 to 12 midnight. During the night recently we have been visited by 4 or 5 birds who seemed to have made the ship there floating home, 500 miles from the nearest land. They have become regular visitors.
The stars were very clear and bright, the Southern Cross and the Plough were both seen, and when the almost full Moon rose behind us, it bathed the ship in a strange orange light.
Today, day 24, is another very hot day, recording 30 degrees at 1500 this afternoon – in the shade! Stuart would like to wish a very happy 50th birthday to his brother Steven on the 4th of this month.
Cookie continues to spoil us each day with delicious treats. Last night we feasted on yummy king prawns with rice and broccoli.
Aft Starboard: Paul, Roly, Maggie, Stuart, Andy, Pete, Geertje, Bill