During our watch from 8pm until midnight we had the most magnificent night sky with a clear view of the milky way, constellations and venus shining clear and bright. In between star gazing all watch members had a great time helming and keeping the log up to date.
There was a lot of phosphorescence in the water which may or may not have been octopi. Alan sat in the helmsman chair, keeping us on course as we sailed past the island of Gomera. The wind died down and we had to change the sails at midnight with the next watch before retiring for the night. The night sailing was very smooth.
On the 21/02 the Captain advised us to go slowly to avoid getting too far from our destination during the night. We plan to drop anchor this afternoon for everyone to have a swim from the ship. Tonight we will be treated to a BBQ on deck while at anchor.
Aft Port watch
Sailed from El Hierro under glorious blue sky, lots of sun lotion needed!
Anchored off Playa de Argaya on La Gomera. Platform and ladder employed for swimming off ship. Lots of somersaults and back flips were noticed, some causing huge tsunamis! The evening was rounded off by a BBQ cooked by the enginneers and including the usual punch. A heavy swell developed overnight leading to a tired crew, in spite of the punch. Anchor weighed at 6.30am. Another blue sky but a cool wind, a lot of sails set heading toward La Palma, next stop.
Forward Starboard Watch. (Kerry's lot)