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

the Moonlight Express

09 June 2009 | 34 31.3'N:23 50.8'W
250/16kt, fine, 1023 steady
Corny title, but only way to describe last night; skies cleared and Viente flew at 7kts over a brilliantly lit ocean. Perhaps I should qualify that - in the cockpit, the speed readout showed 7kts, but at the chart table the chart plotter showed 5.8kts over the ground - bloody adverse current again; we have 'enjoyed' a foul current 24/4 so far this trip + we were 'weather bowing' the current on starboard tack and damn it, it's same again on port - aarrrgh!!

Pleased to report that fine weather has been restored, 8/8th Blue today. Lots of company in large fleets of 'Portugese Men 0'War'; I believe they are large stinging jellyfish, but all you see on the surface is lots of pretty little translucent sails, hard on the wind - hope the perishers are not trying to make to windward in this current. As they sail close past, their sails capsize in our wake!

As promised, the wind has backed a tad south of west; Ah , the joy of eased sheets; just reefed the main - still making 7.5kts. Days Run 150nm and all is well.
Comments
Vessel Name: Viente
Vessel Make/Model: Hallberg Rassy 40
Hailing Port: Emsworth, England
Crew: Gerry & Pat
Extra: Ellos, May 14 2008
Viente's Photos - Main
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Created 10 May 2008

on board VIENTE

Who: Gerry & Pat
Port: Emsworth, England