Wednesday, December 3, 2014

sail in sight

This morning at 08:00 local time (TU-2) JP saw a sail on the horizon. It
got nearer quickly because we were on opposite tacks and at 08:40 TUMI boat
number 41 sailed across our bow around 50 meters away. It the gained on us
but slowly so JP decided to set the gennaker. Unfortunately the sock kept
wrapping itself around the sail and after one hour of hard work on the part
of JP, the attempt was aborted to be resumed after lunch. The weather is
postcard standard, blue sea, few clouds and a soft following wind around 15
knots. Today JP is cooking the last piece of meat while it is still safe to
eat with a fridge out of order. All in all the loss of perishable has been
limited and we will now switch to non perishable. We have enough to last
until we arrive in Martinique. Then we will take care of the bacteria with
good rum punch and spicy food.

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