Posted Date: 7th November 2011 9:16:17 AM AEST.
The captain awoke this morning refreshed from a four hour sleep “what’s going on were only doing 6?” he said. Dreading the implications the first mate tried to divert his attention with the offer of breakfast. It only delayed the inevitable, out came the spinnaker. With the blue and orange kite setting perfectly Scally picked up speed to 8 knots and harmony onboard was restored, at least in the captain’s eyes, the first mate retired to bed.
Breaksea Spit 175nm, across Hervey Bay and down the Burnett River to Bundaberg marina another 50nm, maybe a daylight arrival tomorrow. However, the wind is forecast to die sometime today so the captain may be forced to use the engines and burn some of the precious stuff.
Chicken pies or brie, they’re over provisioned and will loose one or the other to those nice Aussie border control officers. Hard choice, yesterday the brie won, today it could be cheese on pie for lunch.
Note: The ships log noted that they had passed the FP Athena during the night pulling in a 16 hour advantage in less than 3 days.
Paul & Glor
23 52’00.00 S, 156 08’00.00 E
11-11-07 09:00:00 +1000 +0000