Day 12

Just completed 1,000 miles of sailing from Rio at 11.43 am. Yet again glorious day with Azure blue sea. Yesterday Ben and Antonio climbed to the very top of the mast while sailing at 6 knots and most others were taking a sun siesta on the deck below.

After our evening watch from 8-12 we had Athur our very own 17 year old sea scout from Rio as our watch leader, he did the job magnificently and very efficiently rotated our duties with his big smile and a pat on the back.

His growth in confidence ability and command of the English language have improved immensely in the last week.

Bosun Lesley helped us identify some of the many bright stars in the Southern Hemisphere.

We are on course to arrive at the Port of Maseio tomorrow morning – land, bars and shopping on the agenda.

TTFN Forward Port Watch, Alan, Gordon,Terri, Erica, Ben, Antonio, Arthur and Edison.