Todays visitor is a pigeon. Rings on both legs so maybe
someone loves it! It kept wandering into the bridge
and making a mess on the carpet. It enjoyed a drink
and a crumbled muesli bar.
At 13 knots the ship uses 1150 litres of #4 medium engine
oil per hour - that is just over a ton an hour. This
translates to 97 litres per nautical mile - 84 litres
per land mile - 18.7 gallons per mile - or 0.05 miles
A last calculation - the ship is 200 metres long. It
takes about 2 gallons to move it forward one ship length!
Days Run 24h 340 nautical miles ( 392 miles ).
Noon Position 52 12.8 N 019 02.1 W
We awoke to a world transformed a calm sea, a
gentle breeze and warm sunshine. Darius (First Officer)
put some sun loungers out on the Bridge Deck and I took
advantage of this and duly lounged about
all morning reading. A pleasantly uneventful day and
we should be half way across the Atlantic by the end
of it. We changed course to a more Northerly 300 degrees
during the afternoon, in order to avoid the worst of
a mid-Atlantic depression, but we can feel the wind
getting up and sea getting rougher through the course
of the evening.
The storm has mostly blown over, the sun has
come up and Darius (the first officer) has set up some
deck chairs just outside the bridge. Not a lot to talk
about really it has been a lazy day. Mum has started
a thousand piece jigsaw of the CELESTIAL PLANISPHERE
which is 95% black, so not easy.
Just before I left I bought a book of 1300 guitar scales
which if I can just nail the 12 keys (equivalent of
7 scales each key) then I will be able to jam with people
much more easily.
(10 pm) Mum is still doing this jigsaw (this could
become a obsession)
The Harry Report
Bumbled around until sleepy.