Well we are hoping for the wind to move round, still. We are far south and had a near aboard with a whale - perhaps a blue whale, not a humpback. The crew went ‘aargh’, which is the noise I make every time I see a weather report.

It’s getting noticeably colder. They guys played what I would order from a Chinese restaurant last night. Everything was the answer. Still 4,000 nautical miles short of Albany - which at current progress means we will see it in about February.

Really hoping the wind moves round soon.