Scarlet Oyster - Day 2 Report
21 November 2011
Day 2 in the Scarlet Oyster House.
Jo was going to write the log entry...
It was a long frustrating night trying to slip past Geronimo with uncomfortable seas. Highlight of the evening was overtaking Pheado, the Gunboat 66, for a while but he probably got away from us again pretty quickly. We dug our selves out of the hole via a sneaky 60 degree windshift and put the kite up again in the dark - only the third hoist for this crew and we handled it perfectly. Poor me and Daryl got rained on twice whilst everyone was tucked up in their bunks.
We have had Gillo up the mast today to check the new rig and everything looks hunkydory - phew. He was looking very fetching his in crash helmet. Ross may wear it tonight to guard him from flying fish.
Now the seas have calmed, the wind is more steady and the crew are happy, settled and fast (thanks Ross!). We are still optimistic for what lies ahead and we are studying the position updates eagerly.
To the Carlows - its such a pleasure to do a crossing without Elton John and the Beautiful South.
Lots of love
PS We're winning, woohoo!
(and Ross, Prue, Gillo, Daryl and Alex)