No bandwidth (via satellite) so no pictures.
We’re taking the scenic route (rather than the more direct and allegedly less comfortable direct course).
You can follow our progress on the fleetviewer page of the ARC’s website (go to worldcruising.com / select rally ARC / select fleet viewer) – note that from iOS devices it’s a paid app so recommend using a PC.
Water temperature: 26C
Air temperature: 29C(rather overcast today)
Showers per person per week: ~1.5? (water-making is a key daily activity) Skipper’s beard length: uncharted territory but well set for Xmas ho-ho-ho-ing. ARC vessels within 100 miles at start: ~175
ARC vessels within 100 miles midday yesterday: 7
Other vessels seen in last 24 hours: 0
Provisions remaining: ample (no leftovers from last night’s carbonara)
Crew happiness index: high – morale is good, children doing amazingly at keeping themselves entertained. Fish caught: 0 (hours spent fishing: could do better!)
Fish caught by boat: half a dozen flying fish.
Reefs taken in / out: too many to count!
Distance covered: almost halfway?