Today is a red letter day in the voyage of Antiki as our Captain Anthony Smith turns 85. We wonder how many people have had their 85th birthday on a raft somewhere in the Atlantic. So far we can’t think of any others! It is a pretty amazing achievement in the crew’s eyes and after we had all sung Happy Birthday to him we did indeed congratulate him on this project, one of many in an exciting list of adventures.
Today we will celebrate with much chocolate and Andy is making a “cake” as I write this. The word cake is in inverted commas as we have no eggs left so are improvising a bit…!
Our speed is down a bit as the wind has died and we are now only making 1.5 knots or thereabouts. That’s sailing! The sky is blue and the seas are slight so we shall just enjoy the day, a special one indeed.
David and the crew.
I hope the crew manage to send a picture of the birthday boy on his birthday aboard AnTiki.
But meanwhile, here are a few pictures I’ve taken of Anthony……..