One week today

"Driving northwards, towards the pole, and once we get far up enough we should be flying, the theory being that we'll catch a Westerly which will take us directly to the Azores. The unknown factor in this is the strength of the storm which is on its way towards us with winds of up to a possible 30-40 kn. So we are on a rapid training course of how to deal with the situation . Filippo, our onboard nerd is frankly "worried". We're working on dropping spinnakers in a hurry and stowing booms if and when it becomes necessary . It is getting colder and as you can see from the photo we are obviously no longer in Caribbean waters! To add to this we just lost a beautiful tuna , the first we had 'caught ' since we left. Really depressed by having lost this battle but this is balanced by thinking that when I am back on land I will use  StarCraft (NB a game ), and be unbeatable as I am now an expert  on the night skys! The whole ocean experience is making me  feel very alive,  I spend  hours scouring the sea for whales . In the evening  I find the sunsets extremely moving and  life is coming into balance reminding me how much of my time is wasted on banalities   instead of enjoying time with family and friends or failing to follow up on my dreams.

Finally  we are now at a count of four suicides .......flying fish............ on  Milanto's deck . One I have called Rambaudo.(for non-nerd: a character in StarCaraftll)  // -3 gg to the storm //  Position : 26°56' N - 50°58' W //  Detox. : 3%

 Black arrow Approx direction over the last 7 days. red arrow indicates the journey to the North Pole!

Black arrow Approx direction over the last 7 days. red arrow indicates the journey to the North Pole!