My appetite has increased a little and I enjoyed my scrambled eggs with tomato and fresh (ish) basil, along with coffee and bread and honey. Disastrously, I haven't been able to find any peanut butter - I distinctly remember looking at the various types for sale in the supermarket a few weeks back and thought I bought two containers of crunchy, but now I cant locate them. Maybe they rolled out of the bag into the recesses of the boot of the car and are still there…terribly disappointing.
The main news however was the appearance behind me at breakfast time of another yacht, bigger, faster.A cutter rig maybe 42 feet, always a good 2 or 3 miles away I would guess, she slowly overhauled me during the day and has now disappeared over the horizon in front. I left my VHF on hoping they might call but they didn't so as they began to pull ahead I called them up. The yacht is Atticus, theyre going to Tonga, getting some "easting" in before turning north, and Motor Sailing - which surprised me. Don't think I'll have to worry about hitting them in the night.
I'm 240nm from Marsden Cove and just under 1800 from Tubuai. And the Hydrovane hasn't fallen off, so cant complain. And tomorrow its my Birthday.
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