13 Jan: At 6am we complete 1000 nautical miles (1850 Km for our EU readers). 1800 miles to go. Still a long way but at least it finally looks like we are getting somewhere on the chart.
Last of the yogurt was had for breakfast. So out comes the Lakeland yogurt maker and instructions. All good excepting the bit that says “leave the yogurt maker in a quiet place with no movement”. The best we can do is sit it on the gimbled stove. Results to be posted in 8 hours… assuming it doesn’t simply tip-up and spill all over the galley before then!
Mid-morning we put the stay-sail out with sheet to end of the boom. All seems to work well but we don’t see any noticeable increase in speed and the rolling is worse, so it gets furled again! Rolling is horrible – can we ever get used to this? We will be an interesting sight when we first step onto terra ferma.
At 7pm Oana’s alarm goes off… time to check the yogurt maker. Haha, yes the highlight of our day! We all gather around the electric pot on the stove and remove the lid. Top 3cm is a watery liquid but under that we seem to have about 750ml of yogurt!! Hurrah! I knew those instructions were baloney! Tasting test will be at breakfast tomorrow.
It’s into another dark night in the boiling ocean, the moon is now raising only just before sunrise. Well, it’s Saturday night so we’ll be in the disco tonight 🙂