Rice or duck
Februar 26, 2009
(by Felix) We found good breeze and with the big kite and full main we going constantly over 11 kn. So we are pretty sure we are going to make it to Jeremy’s birthday on Mowgli party tonight. “Sweet” sailing after three days of Doldrums-conditions. The last night was very dark. No moon and clouds. We were surrounded by thunder and lightning but no wind. I was standing outside, fascinated by that scary atmosphere, when suddenly a whale decided to breathe out some meters away. I stopped breathing for some seconds! Then I grab a torch, but I did not see it. But who else breathes so loudly in the middle of the ocean?
The wind brought our normal life back. We stack all the heavy stuff at the aft. And now we begin writing texts for our website, even in English! After four days of pasta, we will have our first rice meal today. Hey, we are back in our old rhythm. Oh , I forgot, we are invited at Mowgli tonight. So, no rice today, they promised duck!!!
What else? Perfect sailing day today. We lost some miles to Filipe and Jeremy. But we were told that is good for the media.
Ah, there is one other strange thing. We pulled the mast out in Wellington.
Therefore you need to disconnect lots of wires coming out of the mast foot for e.g. the wind vane, the radar and the positions light. When we put the mast in again I reconnected them to the wires on the boat. But there is still one wire left in the mast and everything is working fine?!?!?!
It is sunset now. We need to cook our rice. Mowgli is still too far away.
Happy Birthday Jeremy.