We’ve had a mixed couple of days with still several squalls on Wednesday and then very light winds especially yesterday and last night. Conditions have been a little exhausting for everyone, as we had to keep changing head sails and putting reefs in and then shaking them out on a regular basis. However, the weather seems to be settling now with 15 knots of easterly, north easterly wind which allows us to run fairly close to our rhumb line.
After a few hick ups with our kite hoist yesterday, today we have it up, for the first time, and cruising along nicely. It is also getting warmer and warmer so we have been having regular salt water showers to refresh ourselves.
Yesterday evening, just before the sun went down, we caught our first fish, a nice Dorado. Paddy and I managed to get it on board and filleted it straight away. Just a perfect size for a lovely fish salad today for lunch.
Overall we are all feeling fantastic, enjoying the calmer weather and the great company of a top crew.