Bermuda to Flores (Azores) - Day 12
26 May 2017 | Mid Atlantic
Last night was truly miserable. After heading 30 miles south, we turned east and made good progress with just a scrap of jib. The wind stayed 25-35 knots for eight hours, and the maximum recorded gust was 49 knots- the highest we've ever seen. And it rained- heavily for six hours. No reading or podcasts on watch- too wet for kindle or IPad. But for the last few hours we've been heading in the right direction again. It's still wild and windy but there are patches of blue sky, and the swell is due to decrease. 240 miles to go, so we only need to manage a minimum average speed of five knots to reach Flores in daylight on Sunday. It's our 38th wedding anniversary today, and not one we'll forget.