Bermuda to Flores (Azores) - Day 10
24 May 2017 | Mid Atlantic
What a difference a day makes! The sun is out, the swell is regular and gentle, and we're on reach in the right direction under full sail at 7 knots. Yarona is ship-shape again, and normal dinner service is resumed- creamy chicken with mash for dinner. We may will be motoring tomorrow, and as we have plenty of fuel there are no concerns there. But- getting in to Flores is looking challenging. We need to get behind a small intense low that passes over the island on Friday night/Saturday morning, and avoid getting headed by the wind from the north that follows it. We may decide to motor north then follow the depression along the same latitude as the island, but it's still a bit early to call. Barrie had to call up a Turkish cargo ship this morning (I was having a wash below), when it changed direction and a comfortable 3 mile CPA as shown on the AIS suddenly went down to less than a mile. Maybe they were coming to have a look at us, but that is far too close, especially as we are sailing to wind and not a fixed course. The watch leader agreed to change course and pass us to stern.