TNS455 17/01/16

Aft Port checking in for the noon to 4pm watch  – another glorious day in paradise. At 3pm this afternoon we have sailed 982 miles, with only 69 miles under motor (7%), most of which was motor sailing.

Last night was a windy night watch which was enjoyed by all, the sea glistened under the light of the half-moon as we sailed along at a steady 9-10 knots with up to 28 knots of wind behind us.  We were heeling well to starboard and the spray from the sea kept us cool on the Bridge, whilst some waves crashed over the main deck.  As ever, lots of laughter and fun was had in our Watch. Hammie served us a 5* breakfast of eggs benedict with smoked salmon or ham and home-made sour dough toast. This morning we had a service followed by a talk on splicing when everyone had a go.  A perfect morning was made complete by a display of aquarobics by a pod of dolphin’s, dancing on our bow.

We are due into Cartagena, Columbia, morning and Brian is offering Salsa classes ready for us to hit the nightlife; our first landfall in 4 days. Living the dream.  Aft Port, Mandy, Liz, Maggie, Brian, Pam, Stretch, Bob, Hilary and Chris, and our fantastic Watchleader, Judy. E