DAY 5 - July 14 2019
Here is a little update of the crew aboard :
"Once again, I won't be playing "petanque" and sipping "pastis" at Marc's to celebrate Bastille Day. One of these days, I promise I will hang-up my foul-weather-gear and watch the French play soccer on TV. We listened to Gainsbourg at breakfast: one of Fred's favorites and it puts him in a good mood while at the helm. Nothing very exciting around here: winds at 12 to 16 knots, not enough to reach Girafon's turbo speeds, very soft during the night but changing direction often. We are still going South, but it's still overcast and very wet. Top speed yesterday: 18.2 knots, but 8.5 knots VMG which puts us ahead of the fleet. Maybe one of these days our routing choices will pay off? In other news, we are very excited to announce we brushed our teeth yesterday and plan on taking a shower and washing our hair today! Also, we eat really well: chicken supreme with mushrooms for lunch, sardine "pate" before dinner followed by salmon with rice pilaf and a bottle of Margaux Chateau Giscours 2009. Add homegrown lemons and... delicious. We still have plenty of fruit BTW. Of course, there is the s*** of the day which would take time to explain: we will tell you in Hawaii. Although we have a marine architect on board, there is no way he can fix that problem now. We are handling the situation as best as we can and we are doing fine. Not much else for now. We are gliding slowly on the Mai-Tai highway. Don't forget to donate if you haven't done it yet! Thanks. Love, Girafon."
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