Northern Child – Daily Log 10

By December 4, 2013ARC Daily Blogs, Northern Child
Marlin
Mark the Marlin (held by Mark the Skipper)
Distance to go 1326nm
distance travelled so far 1676nm
Lunch:  Marlin of some sort probably fried with some fresh bread which is baking as I type mattias is the master baker
Dinner:  Thai curry served with garlic and onion rice
Hello everybody well we had quite a pleasant evening dinner of Dorado last evening with a glass of wine as the sunset followed by cadburys choclate for desert courtesy of Martyn.Through the night we averaged about 8 knots but hit a calm patch at around 2am just after a squall I was awoken hearing the word reef which really was not needed so we carried on.  As the rose this morning the breeze has stiffened slightly and we are now rolling down the ocean swells at up to 11 knots all very peaceful all be it a little roly.
Crew profile:  Les Chambers (aussie) age 65 occupation systems engineer specialising in software intensive, large scale safety critical systems, military,railway,chemical processing.  Started sailing in light weight sharpies(20 foot 3 crew at university. Owned a 22foot pandora in hong kong
I thought I needed to cross the atlantic under sail at some point before I kick it into touch, couldnt think of a better bunch of guys to do it with.
Meaning of life ( it will be on my tombstone).
His life had a rhythm
no reason , but rhyme
careless he lived it
one breath at a time.
Massive rain storm at the moment so quite glad Kate and the spaniards are on watch johnny is fixing the toilet seat again other than that no major issues so far today Ive respliced a couple of halyards as they were showing signs of wear  which is perfectly normal on a trip like this and gives me the chance to teach a bit of rope fun.
SO HERES TO GETTING THERE AS THE BEER HAS NOW RAN OUT
Love to all
The Skipper DID YOU SEE THAT FISH YESTERDAY WOW WOW WOW