Day 3, 7th Jan 2016
Madeira here we come. We set off from Gran Canaria after lunch yesterday, a voyage crew of 37 and the 13 permanent crew of “Nellie”. A few of us were eating breakfast on the deck this morning and we saw dolphins swimming near the ship. We are now 50 miles west of the Salvage Islands enjoying a very gentle day …but not enough wind to sail, despite all the practice we did yesterday. Fishing lines are cast off the stern platform in the hope of some fish for supper. Some of our watch are practicing climbing the rigging again in the calm weather.
Starboard Forward Watch 14:15
Thursday 7 January…the temperature is 23’C!