1000nm left to go
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All is happy and well on the good ship Bluejay as we make good speed towards St Lucia. We have a had a little fun with our main heads (toilet) but this seems to now have been resolved. We have been poled out for a few days now albeit on different gybes and the whole crew are really becoming very comfortable with the helm. With lighter airs ahead we will be pulling out the spinnaker soon and hope that the forecast wind hole ahead doesn’t hamper our progress too much. There is much laughter on board and the reality of being thousands of miles from landfall doesn’t seem to perturb anyone in the slightest.We were deeply saddened as a crew to learn of the death of one of our fellow sailors and we sailed alongside the boat Irie Life for a good few hours shortly after the tragedy which was both humbling and poignant as the realisation of where we really are hit home.
Today we reach the benchmark of a mere 1000 miles left to sail and talk of salads and steaks and rum has already begun………