on board VIENTE

07 July 2009 | Glandore Harbour
27 June 2009 | 68nm southwest of Glendore Harbour
26 June 2009 | 240nm SW of Union Hall
25 June 2009 | 370nm SW of Union Hall
24 June 2009 | 525nm SW of Union Hall, Ireland
24 June 2009 | 45 22.0'N:20 03.0'W
23 June 2009 | 43 53.7'N:22 30.6'W
23 June 2009 | 43 53.7'N:22 30.6'W
22 June 2009 | 42 20.3'N:25 22.2'W
21 June 2009 | 40 37.0'N:27 09.0'W
18 June 2009 | Horta, Faial
15 June 2009 | Horta Marina
12 June 2009 | Horta Marina, Faial
11 June 2009 | 10nm south of Ilha do Pico
10 June 2009 | 60nm SW of Santa Maria, Acores
09 June 2009 | 34 31.3'N:23 50.8'W
08 June 2009 | 32 52.5'N:22 06.6'W
07 June 2009 | 31 18.45':19 52.20'W
06 June 2009 | 151nm SSW of Madeira
05 June 2009 | 29 13.0'N:15 35.0'W

into the westerlies

08 June 2009 | 32 52.5'N:22 06.6'W
W 14kt, rain showers, 1023
Well, Mr GRIB's forecast was pretty good; as we climbed north of the HIGH this morning, sure enough the winds slowly backed to the west and by lunch, we were once again under all plain sail romping on course for Horta at 6.5-7kts.. 'Nigel' happy to take over the steering again, holding a perfect course with the wind 35deg off port bow. Now if the breeze will just back another 25deg we can ease sheets & stop living at 30deg to the horizontal!

Interesting change in the weather today - with every degree we make north, it gets more like the English Channel; overcast skies, much cooler and lumpy seas with the wind on the nose; deja vu indeed. We made a good 24hour run with 155nm on the Log; but 0.5kt of SE setting current, so only 144nm over the ground.

Tried to capture the beauty of the Moon rising from dead astern last night; very amateur result, but I'll post it anyway.

Thanks for the mails Pat and Steve.
Comments
Vessel Name: Viente
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg Rassy 40
Hailing Port: Emsworth, England
Crew: Gerry & Pat
Extra: Ellos, May 14 2008
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Created 10 May 2008

on board VIENTE

Who: Gerry & Pat
Port: Emsworth, England