Day 267 – 10th April 2011
Arguineguin, Gran Canaria, Islas Canarias –
15.00 GMT – 22° 36’.4N 20° 43’.5W
We crossed the Tropic of Cancer in the morning. We had arrived in the Torrid Zone, I had sailed from the Frigid zone in the Arctic to here. With a reef in the main and the working jib and staysail we were making about 5.5knots. I was sleeping 12 hours a day. I began to read Red Sky in Mourning. I was riveted. The boat rocked and rolled through the day and there was nothing to see outside but the ocean and swells of 4metres. I stayed below as did John.
Breakfast – Tea and muesli
Lunch – Yogurt with pear, dates, figs, brazil nuts, banana and honey
Dinner – Courgette, onion and tuna with pasta in a creamy chive sauce
Snacks – Chocolate biscuit