As we continue on our adventure across the Atlantic we can report that all is well in our own small world!! The sun is shining and we are flying along at 8 knots. Our Watch Leader Captain Jack has whipped us all into shape and there is not a rope or sail that we do not know the name of. As today is Sunday we had an ecumenical service on deck that was well attended. Jenny gave a talk about the Swallows and Amazon author Arther Ransom. She is a leading light in the support of his boat which is now used by the Nancy Blackett Trust to take groups of interested children to sea. Just before dinner we saw a large pod of Black Fish Whales, escorting us on our onward journey and today we woke up to see dolphins surfing under our bowsprit. This morning's talk was on the British Antarctic Survey and was given by Karen (BM) and Sophie & Alana who are both cadets with BAS. Karen's normal job is a Research Scientist with 'BAS'. Sailing this afternoon is perfect as the wind increased to 25 knots and we furled the T'Gallants to keep the ship more upright. Currently leaning over 10 degrees to port in a 25 knot wind.
Aft port Watch