Before I left, I was told about a children's program called "Peppa Pig". The main character sings a song, which goes as follows "I woke up this morning, the sea was still there, the sea, the sky; the sea, the sky; the sea, the sky" I have decided that this is the mantra of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, there are two constants, The sea and the sky. As the sea state changes, the merger of both moves, sometimes significantly, but both are our omni-present companions on this voyage of discovery.
Leaving France we set into the Bay of Biscay, and true to form, we found good swell and strong winds. We have been surfing at speeds well in excess of 20 knots, with two reefs and a poled out Yankee 2, and the boats feel good.
Yes there have been challenges, and yes there have been obstacles, but we continue to pull together as OneDLL and overcome each hurdle we are presented with. Spirits on our blue girl are high, as is the optimism, which comes from being in the top quarter of the fleet.
Mother duties today, and its a welcome break from the heavy duties on deck, but no real relaxation, feeding and watering a bunch of intrepid explorers.
That said, two meals from three are now complete, and we look forward to Chicken and Rice tonight, with the chance of a cake making it into the oven in the next hour or so, sea state permitting.
That's the blog for now, so signing off from OneDLL is Mark Fisher. I hope you enjoyed the ramblings of a rather odd mind