What a difference a day makes, late last night we were woken to the news (by a very excitable Skipper) that we were sitting in first position, after a few hours on deck it was very apparent that this wouldn't be the case for too long. In comparison to the Doldrums, this wind hole that we hit was nothing, but dragged back those memories of slow painful sailing, trimming a sail that is struggling to fill is not a joy I like to experience too often.
However, it takes a lot more than a small wind hole to lower the morale of the crew on board Derry~Londonderry~Doire. With a halfway party set for 6pm, the fancy dress outfits were out...tunes blasting on deck, crew making shapes (watch out for the video footage from our on board CCTV), once again this crew have reminded me how lucky I am to be sailing around the world with one awesome bunch of people.
Half way to Cape Town means less than one week until I see my parents, a week with family checking out the sights of one beautiful city! Roll on the good food, good wine and most importantly a bed and bathroom that doesn't roll from side to side, after our slightly shorter than scheduled stopover in Rio, some serious R&R is called for. Counting down the days!
Signing out from the Roaring Forties and hoping all is well back home with everyone.