1 oclock in the morning on our 9th day and we have winds coming from a NW direction force 4/5 and increasing. By 3pm in the afternoon the wind is coming from NNE with a force of 8/9.
The decks have been made out of bounds for all crew for safety.
By now most of us have been able to adapt to a moving floor beneath u s. Other challenges are trying to eat our baked beans before they lea p from our plates to our neighbour.
While on watch it is amazing to see the dolphins swimming through the surf above our height on the bridge.
The tops of the waves are breaking as the crest rises and falls. The wind roars through the rigging which gives a sense of adventure with nature along with our fellow crew members. We had a visit from a litt le bird which has been identified as a warbler.It flew into the chart room and was gently caught and released.
The plan is to go farther to the west and then tack across in a south westerly direction towards the Canaries.