04.04.09 – we lose a bucket


postChathams036A fast night but now light airs and 5 knots through the water. Excellent vegetable stew.Today I lost a bucket over the side. The first time in 35 years. One of Ian’s excellent Piriapolis numbers. I am seething over that bucket loss. A personal hygiene day, and the wash lifts bucket dump spirits.

We’re in soundings (80m) and the water now khaki. 2 flying fish on deck.

After a frustrating 4 hours of slatting sails, bingo! A 15 kt nw wind gives us 7kts dead on course. 

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