Another sunny day. The bikini sunbathing club is in full swing. It is afternoon watch for Aft Starboard. We have just had an informative talk by Ali on how to calculate latitude from a sextant reading.
Our results differed with the GPS by only 1 degree, so we considered the lesson a success! The crew keep finding ways to enliven us. Yesterday saw the finale of the latest weird challenge; the egg drop. The aim was to build a contraption which would protect a raw egg lobbed from the foremast platform from splatting all over the deck. Another goal was to land the egg as far aft as possible. But in the end Aft Port with the shortest flight won the race as all the other teams had cracked eggs.
Now for the latest weather, wildlife & wind report: Sea & air temps are now over 25 degrees, we have reached flying fish latitudes and there have been reports of whale spouts. Unfortunately the much publicised trade winds have yet to show. The wind is light and south westerly (the very direction we'd like to travel in), we keep hearing that tomorrow NE wind is forecast. We live in hope, until then we proceed under engines. We will see you in Antigua - Aft Starboard