Day 267 – Tropic of Cancer

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.

Menu today

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

Meraid Griffin

Freelance writer, adventurer and public speaker. Descibed in the Sunday Times as a ‘modest explorer’. Nothing modest about me.

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