Engines switched off for two days now, under sail and making steady progress in the direction the wind is taking us. A full suit of sails on the foremast, 3 headsails (apparently a first in the experience of the permanent crew) and most sails on the main mast. Considering our safety, our captain ordered the Royals to be stowed last night. Small groups have been busy working on the ship today, sanding and oiling the teak so we look our best when we eventually make it ashore - wherever that may be!Those members of the crew who are qualified are working hard on the moustache competition to raise funds for JST (Mark thinks the best way to do this is run a book on the competition - Dan,the cadet, is currently favourite at 3/1 on). A small Warbler landed on the bridge this afternoon, hitching a free ride. It defies photographs, perching on any camera pointing in its direction - a friendly and welcome stow-away. The quality of the food continues to amaze. Now, fortunately, with cal!
mer seas everyone onboard is able to partake of it. - Til tomorrow, Aft Port Watch.