The sea temperature has risen from 10 degrees to 25 in the last couple of days. We have seen little of the sun and even less of the stars. The nights have been as black as a witches tit. There have been achingly long hours of light winds and motoring under a sullen sky but now the trades are accelerating and Duet flies over the water. So far top speed is 11.5 knots and we are currently averaging 9 – what a ship!