Position: 14.30N 050.00W
Wind: 10-12knts NE
So far my favourite part of being at sea with a bunch of nutters was a PE lesson. Mummy had a fun idea of an obstacle course around the perimeter of the boat with our safety harnesses on, clipping and unclipping as we went round the shrouds, forestay and backstay and in between the kicker, boom and mast, although sadly we had to stop the races because of a rather clumsy member of the family!
Another ‘interesting’ experience has been the night watches. I’m doing 6pm to 9pm each night. Dora normally pokes her head up around 7 to chatter to me about all the random things going around in her mind and to be honest, I never thought I would learn so much about desert rodents! Of course the sky is stunning with all the stars and we have been keeping watch on the new moon as it goes through the phases (we are currently on half moon).
Another thing I am really enjoying is sitting on the edge of the boat with my legs dangling overboard and my toes trailing along in the water. There is a surprising amount of sea weed wandering around and plenty of flying fish to keep us entertained. We haven’t seen any dolphins in a while although I have seen white tropic birds who are looking rather peculiar with there long tails.
I can’t wait to arrive in Martinique and go snorkelling, though I have so much energy stored up I could probably run around the island a dozen times first
PS. Missing you very much Bingo and Aubrey! X