Saturday, July 09, 2011

Day 5: The Smooth Faced Viking

Date: July 8th, 2011
Time: 1200UTC
Position: 54.53.10N / 037.52.14W
COG/SOG: 40 degrees / 5.5-6 kn
Trip: 754nm
Distance to go (DTG): 740nm
Underway: 120 hours
24h distance: 132nm
Conditions: light variable winds. overcast. Cabin 21 degrees, outside 8.5 degrees. Sea <1 m
Sails: full main and iron jib (motor)
Provided that we do not have to make any significant course changes due to weather conditions, we passed our halfway point today. This event was celebrated in a low key way with the baking of a cake and the opening of a huge box of Lego for the monkeys. I say 'for the monkeys' but Seb and I dug into the Lego with just as much enthusiasm as Emma and Macsen. To round off the celebration Sebastiaan the Hairy decided to remove his beard as a show of gratitude and respect for Neptune (or perhaps to Odin and Thor). Emma is not at all keen on the smooth face of her Papa and wants him to grow it back immediately. Macsen just kept staring at him as though he wasn't quite sure.
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