31 May 2014 | Azores to Cadiz
Minutes after posting the last entry a breeze sprang up from the north East as we cleared the Eastern end of Sao Miguel Island, and we sailed through the night at around 5 knots close hauled on a calm sea under a starry sky. Early this morning it became cloudy and cooler, and we intermittently motored in light airs. Then the sun came out again, the breeze returned and we are now again doing over 6 knots on a reach under the guiding paddle of the Aries wind vane. But the sun has dissapeared behind a sheet of grey cloud again. The mast head wind direction sensor is intermittently malfunctioning so someone will have to go up and replace it, but not until the next port as it is non-essential, and it will force us to use our own senses which is good discipline.
As I write this the fishing line goes zinggg, and we drag on board a large Albacore tuna. So we know what we are going to be eating for the next week!