Received from Janet McLeod 29/1. Transmission by sat. phones are challenging and I could hear the wind that they were dealing with over the line. They’ve not had any favourable weather thus far and this is impeding their progress. At this point they were expecting to experience the trade winds to help propel them forward, but so far no such luck. Today they are in 15 (or 50) knot winds, mainly headwinds. However, although not what they expected, the crew is for the most part remaining positive, great friendships are being forged, no significant physical problems. The boat is comfortable and roomy, except when they are on sea anchor and all have to fit into the cabin. They are still planning to continue to the Barbados.