We took on an extra crew member for a while yesterday. A little yellow bird. It looks very much like the one we had in our cockpit last spring. In fact I think we were in the same place when the bird came and sat in our cockpit. Same bird?!? We had all of the enclosure panels up so there were only a few small places where the bird could enter. Both times it found its way in to the cockpit it landed first on my head. Was it trying to tell me that my hair is like a birds nest? At one point it landed on the steering wheel. I wasn’t quick enough with the camera to get a photo. It eventually got bored with us and moved on. Too bad, I would have loved for it to take my night watch.
This container ship overtook us in the channel. The channel has jetties on both sides so I could only move over so far to get out of its way. A little nerve-wracking. George used his nifty new range finder to determine that the channel was much wide than it appeared with plenty of room for both of us.