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Red watch came on 1200 - 1800hrs

The routine has settled into a set sleeping pattern with the odd bit of sailing thrown in during the dry spells.

Doug...., Gareth wants you to know he is taking this seriously, and does have a plan to catch up.

Doug....., Steve would like you to ring Gareth and remind him what the plan is!

The two aft double cabin bunks are used for sleeping with the saloon bunks for kit and the floor for 'occasional' sails en route either to the fore-peak our up on deck.

This routine under review as Gary and Brett lately bunk mates in the starboard aft cabin have opted for a brief separation following geometrical challenges around Gary's sleeping positions. Gary has moved out and is now living in the Cabin with the kit pending mediation. They do continue to share a wardrobe.

Question..., should Gary and Greg resolve their differences or call it a day, and never again share the fore deck?

Meanwhile, red watch put in a number of noisy tacks as the blues attempt to sleep.

Blue watch came on 1800 - 2200hrs

Light winds. Gareth remembers a joke...,

A duck walks into a pub and waddles up to the bar;

Barman says, 'yes sir?'

Duck says, 'quack, have you any bread, quack?'

Barman says, ' what's a duck doing in here? '

Duck says, 'quack, have you any bread, quack?'

Barman says, ' no, it's a pub, push off '

Duck leaves the pub.

Duck comes back the next day.

Barman says, ' what's a duck doing in here again? '

Duck says, ' 'quack, have you any bread, quack?'

Barman says, ' no, it's a pub, push off '

Duck waddles out the pub again.

Duck flies back the next day.

Barman's not happy and stares at the duck.

Duck says, ' 'quack, have you any bread, quack?'? '

Barman says, ' it's a pub, come here again and I'll nail your beak to the bar. push off! '

Duck waddles out the pub again.

Duck comes back again the next day.

Barman's now really not happy and stares at the duck.

Duck says, ' 'quack, have you any nails, quack?! '

Barman says, ' NO!'

Duck sits down and says, ' 'quack, have you any bread, quack?!

Blue watch return to some serious trimming. We steer in several directions, some of which take us towards the Emerald Isle, all to the sound of something called Techno Trance.

Between you and me, we're heading inshore to play the tides, please don't let the opposition know.

Red watch returned 2200- 0200hrs

Gary settles down to watch his latest film on IPOD. Due to a mix up in the dodgy downloading he is pleasantly surprised to find he is watching, 'Shaving Ryans Privates'!

The efforts of Blue watch have brought us to within 30miles of black rock and our steely focus is momentarily weakened by the mobiles coming live with well wishing messages. News of our position is not reassuring. It seems our competitors are catching on us. We resolve to refocus and do a check on the food stock. This reveals more pasta.

On a more personal serious note,

Brett, our Australian secret weapon, wishes to say a big 'hello' and sends his love to son Lachlan.

Gary says 'Hello and love you', to sons Adam and Ben - hope you like the story about Letticia and Lolita.

Ken says 'Hi' to Tom and Joe. Tom - good luck with the move to Plymouth.

Ken Allison,

Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device

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