Position update 3 20.0 N 26 01.9 W
Blog post below from Norman and Heather. It’s a wee bit windy today so it’s a short one. Had some crazy little Atlantic squalls though the night. Everyone fine but not feeling their most creative 🙂
What a difference a day makes. This time yesterday everyone was complaining about the heat, Elinca was festooned with homemade sunshades with bronzed crew members relaxing underneath. However after dinner- a wonderful chicken curry made me Clare, Andy, Jess and Norman- the weather turned. Squalls started coming through regularly,the wind picked up along with torrential rain. Oilskins made their first appearance since the crossing of Biscay. A novel experience for most of the crew, wet, windy, but still really warm! Sails were soon shortened, the engine was switched off after 4 days continuous running. This weather continued throughout the night. With all the hatches battened down, conditions below deck were pretty sticky! As i speak, we are storming along at a steady 10 knots, the waves are regularly breaking over the chart table windows. But we are making steady progress towards Rio.
On a personal note- We are Jon’s parents. This is our first serious sailing experience. We are having a great time, we have learnt lots of knew stuff and seen some wonderful wildlife. Best wishes to all at home,
Norman and Heather