FROM 2-12. Lisbon-Equator


Position 1912 02512 trip 2343 = 129/24

A good day's run. Today We will need to change our course to pass glose to the Cape Verdes heading for St Peter & Paul Rocks just north of the equator at 29 W. We will almost certainly have to revert ti single headsail and main – the main probably with a reef to stop it taking over when coming off the tops of waves. Not yet daylight – we'll do it when we can see stuff – much easier!

A Proper Breakfast day and Trafalgar Day – I think it was Wellington on the battlefield of Waterloo who said that a battle lost is so awful to contemplate that there's nothing near as awful except a battle won. He was looking at the dead and wounded on both sides. Trafalgar Day for me evokes similar emotions.

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One comment on “0700/21st

  1. cglover on said:

    Referring to Alex's fireball sighting. Rumoour has it(but from a reliable source) that a rocket had gone out of control and its passage had given rise to reports of ?comet or meteors. Perhaps this was its final entry into the atmosphere and breaking up. Anybody know?