Underway on a Glassy Sea
30 May 2014 | Eastern Atlantic
After a restful couple of days in Ponta Delgada we are underway again aiming roughly at Gibraltar 950 miles away. I can strongly recommend this pretty agricultural island with its friendly people. The landscape is very reminiscent of England with patchwork green fields separated by stone walls or hedgerows and interspersed with woodland and farming villages. There are a number of volcanic lakes and fumaroles and hot springs.
Now loaded to the gunnels again with food and water and fuel for just Karel and myself as Miles flew back to the USA for his exams. We cleared the port at 1230hrs, and soon after raised the spinnaker for a couple of hours but the breeze died and now the sea is glassy calm dotted with seagulls like ducks on a pond. A few dolphins also came by to wish us farewell and a low swell runs under us from the West.
Forecast is for calms then a breeze from the north hopefully tomorrow.
New mainsail is now in production and due for completion end of June.