A good nights sleep due to the wind on the beam making a very steady ship. and then we were greeted by a wonderful sunrise. several mornin gs now the colours have been spectacular. we are sailing steadily alo ng the royals having been set early morning allowing us to make 6-7 k nots in barmy wind. after a lethargic happy hour due to warmer weathe r we were given a talk by Chris on the evolution of the sails which w as very interesting he started with the early Vikings up to the prese nt square riggers. my watch was from 12.30 and the first one where th e sun shone all afternoon. the voyage crew took advantage of the gent le motion of the ship and the starboard side was littered with bodies reading, sunbathing and chatting. several members of the crew climbed the foremast to the second platform but saw no ships. we could be the only people in the world and the ship is our little world. the perman ent crew had a drill right at the end of my watch.This involved a per manent crew member being trapped in an enclosed space.
Lucilla Aft port