Calm seas Mid Atlantic.
About to pass a significant milestone. In another 22 miles we will have
completed our longitude circumnavigation. That means we’ll have crossed
through all 360 degrees of longitude around the world. We won’t have
circumnavigated yet as we have to pass our outbound track to do that (that
will be in Grenada) but its still significant.
It was about 18 months ago that Columbus and I went to the Greenwich
Maritime museum whilst I was recovering from my back operation and we went
to the Greenwich Meridian at the Observatory. In 22 miles we’ll be directly
South of there. Overnight we’ve sailed underneath (as it were) my sister
Pippa in Kent and will crossing off other UK landmarks today as we sail
towards the Zero degree line and the switch from being in the East to being
in the West.
We celebrated in advance last night with roast lamb and a rare drink at sea
– a bottle of red from our South African collection.
450 miles now to St Helena although Bluebell did suggest we just keep going
as she’s enjoying the passage so much. How times have changed since we
Team Aretha, almost due South of Greenwich, Out.
583 miles until we reach St Helena. All is well on board Team Aretha. Schooling once again in full flow. Willow drawing, Nichola and Columbus doing maths, Bluebell studying China ... Read more