Today has brought the first of the trip'0s sunshine, although the 20 knots of wind is still keeping us in jumpers and coats (apart from Marco our Chief Engineer who braved the chill and tried to catch some rays on his back!) Crazy fellow if you ask me!
We (Forward Port watch) are on the 4-6 watch this afternoon and the call has just been put out whale on the port side!@, it is all very exciting however so far we have only seen said whales back and his/her unmistakable spray of water from their spout.
This along with the earlier dolphins and token turtle has made today a very successful day in terms of wildlife watching. We had about 6 dolphins playing around the ship earlier, it was an incredible sight to see them all jumping and diving in unison and something I am sure we will never tire of!
Standing on the bridge with the wind in our hair and beards (Lou!) and the sun on our faces it is in my opinion the best watch so far. I keep catching sight of the rainbow as the sun shines on the sea spray, something else that never fails to bring a smile when feeling seasick. We are motoring along at around 5.7 Knots and looking out for other ships on the horizon, although we haven't seen one for the past 2 days. It makes you realise the vastness of the sea when it is just you and the water. Hopefully the swell will continue to stay smaller than it has been the past couple of days so we can have a peaceful watch tomorrow at 4am till 8am, looking forward to seeing my first sunrise of the voyage so far.