Day 16 - Emelie's 26th Birthday!

Position: N 34° 29' W 056° 49' UTC 1200

Nautical miles left: 1377

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear Emelie, Happy Birthday too YOU! Today we are celebrating Emelie's 26th birthday and meanwhile awaiting the low. So far so good, we have taken all necessary precautions and are ready for the worst! The main is furled along the boom and we are doing 5-6 knots with one reefed headsail up. The wind is blowing from the south west around 20 knots. Cantare is balanced and monitor is steering. With a bit of luck this is what we'll have. After the bad luck we have had the last couple of days I think it is definitely time for some luck now! Hopefully the centre of the low will pass north of us and according to the weather files we downloaded this morning the low is approaching now and will last for about 12 hours. It looks like the low will have passed us around 0200 UTC tonight, we certainly have an interesting time ahead of us!

PS. Yesterday was really the lull before the storm and we therefore took the opportunity to start celebrating Emelie with pizza made out of scones, her favorite, and we also celebrated midway to the Azores with a bottle of champagne.

Happy Ascension Day! Love/FirstMate

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  1. Jan Says:

    Grattis på födelsedagen Emelie!!!