Arrived in Jolly Harbour, Antigua, at 14.30 today; after a long slow and bouncy 3000 mile crossing.
Had electrical problems, traced to a loose battery connection and low electrolyte levels eventually. So could not use the autopilot. Hand steered for about 2,600 miles.
Blew out my cruising chute in a 40 knot squall at 1.00 am.
Engine water pump shaft sheared 4 days ago.
Cheap little petrol generator worked perfectly!
Big swells and a nasty cross sea most of the time, so we rolled and corkscrewed most of the way.
All in all slow and tough.
5,500 miles since leaving Plymouth on 12th August.
Now for white beaches, cold beers, and hot sun!
Just had a long hot shower, now going for a steak, egg, and fries.
Yacht Amber Sea