Bermuda to Flores (Azores) - Day 7
21 May 2017 | Mid Atlantic
Half Way! The only problem is we are now 150 miles south of the direct route, galloping due East on latitude 34.30N. This seems to be succeeding in getting us away from the huge storm north of us, and winds are only 20-25 knots, with 3 meter seas and growing. But all is coming at us from behind, so nothing Yarona can't cope with. With only a well-furled head sail we are making 7 knots over ground. When not on watch the best option is to lie stuffed into a bunk with pillows, listening to podcasts and music on Spotify. The bad weather is all forecast to be over by noon on Tuesday, and we can turn north east towards Flores. The irony is we may be faced with three days of motoring in no wind.. So we are are using as little power as possible, turning off the chart plotter, turning up the fridge, and allowing the Hydrovane to steer the boat rather than the electric autohelm- old-skool sailing. The less diesel we use to charge the batteries, the more miles we can motor. It will probably be emergency foil-packed curry for dinner tonight- it's been on the boat a year so needs eating anyway.