When reattaching the staysail wire some nights prior, Bob had inadvertently left one section of the endless furling line for the twins’ on the wrong side of the stay! Conditions calm, this day he took the endless line splice apart, placed the rope to the fore of the stay and respliced – not his most favourite job!
The sighting of the occasional ship brought excitement to the day. Don’t get us wrong, for between, dozing, reading, listening to music, editing, preparing food and general maintenance, there was no time for boredom to set in.
Late afternoon, lack of sunlight saw the engine returned to life. What a rude interruption to the peace we had so become used to. Batteries recharged and the most relaxing of hot showers later, the Isuzu iron sail was returned to her slumber once more.