And on our way again, making Gibraltar in four days!  Unbelievable!  A washing machine below decks as condensation falls like rain in the main cabin.  Did I mention it was COLD?

And on our way again, making Gibraltar in four days! Unbelievable! A washing machine below decks as condensation falls like rain in the main cabin. Did I mention it was COLD?

We hit the doldrums:  no wind anywhere for three days.  Sails are up and tight as we swim beside Stormvogel in the middle of the Atlantic.

We hit the doldrums: no wind anywhere for three days. Sails are up and tight as we swim beside Stormvogel in the middle of the Atlantic.

Weekly Activity #2:  Rinsing hair with daily personal allotment of 1 cup of fresh water after shampooing with salt water.

Weekly Activity #2: Rinsing hair with daily personal allotment of 1 cup of fresh water after shampooing with salt water.

Daily Activity #1:  Manual Steering

Daily Activity #1: Manual Steering

Malcolm calls us together to instruct us to clean the boat from bow to stern.  After Stormvogel is shipshape, the women are allowed free access to fresh water, followed by the men.  We arrive in Gib looking like we were arriving after a short mid-day sail!  Malcolm's style.

Malcolm calls us together to instruct us to clean the boat from bow to stern. After Stormvogel is shipshape, the women are allowed free access to fresh water, followed by the men. We arrive in Gib looking like we were arriving after a short mid-day sail! Malcolm's style.

Lovely time for a swim!  Actually Gwyneth could swim faster than the ship was sailing!

Lovely time for a swim! Actually Gwyneth could swim faster than the ship was sailing!

Carefully assessing the final result!

Carefully assessing the final result!

Maybe 4 are needed!

Maybe 4 are needed!

Time to change the sail set.  In weather this strong, 3 crew members are needed.

Time to change the sail set. In weather this strong, 3 crew members are needed.

After a brief stop in the Azores, Malcolm corrals us back to the ship to leave in front of a major weather system!

After a brief stop in the Azores, Malcolm corrals us back to the ship to leave in front of a major weather system!

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