14 January 2023 | 38 45.642'N:0 15.249'E, Passing Denia
02 June 2022 | 38 20.362'N:0 29.043'W, Real Club de Regatas, Alicante,Spain
01 June 2022 | 36 34'N:2 37'W, 70 miles N of Melilla, Algeria
31 May 2022 | 36 14'N:4 41'W, 35 miles W of Gibraltar
30 May 2022 | 35 28'N:09 12'W, 170 miles W of Tangiers, Morocco
29 May 2022 | 34 48'N:12 14'W, 220 miles SW of Cape St Vincent, Portugal
28 May 2022 | 33 43.9'N:14 36'W, 115 nm NE of Madeira
27 May 2022 | 32 47'N:16 30'W, 15nm SE of Porto Santo
27 May 2022 | 32 44.478'N:16 42.722'W, Quinta do Lorde marina
25 May 2022 | 34 04'N:18 41'W, 106nm NW of Madeira
24 May 2022 | 35 30'N:22 29'W, 340 miles WNW of Madeira
23 May 2022 | 36 22'N:25 01'W, 33 miles S of Ilha de Santa Maria, Azores
22 May 2022 | 36 14'N:29 09'W, 90 miles WSW of Ilha de Santa Maria, Azores
21 May 2022 | 36 21'N:30 30'W, 720nm ENE of Madeira
20 May 2022 | 36 19'N:34 51'W, 300nm SW of the Azores
19 May 2022 | 36 08'N:36 47'W, 450nm SW of the Azores
18 May 2022 | 34 48'N:39 45'W, A week from Madeira
17 May 2022 | 32 54'N:45 07'W, Still in the middle of the Atlantic
17 May 2022 | 32 54'N:45 07'W, In the middle of the Atlantic
16 May 2022 | 32 14'N:45 49'W, 1450 miles west of Madeira

Sunsets, Fishing Nets and an F1 Pit Stop

31 May 2022 | 36 14'N:4 41'W, 35 miles W of Gibraltar
As we lost the wind to much disappointment after a day of some fine sailing, we were rewarded by the stunning and unusual site of a calm Atlantic Ocean. The sea state became like glistening oil as we motored into a beautiful sunset and a night filled with the milky way and a sky full of twinkling stars.

Then as the crew slumbered in dreamland, a sudden clunk clunk clunk and a change in motor alerted the watch to all was not well on the good ship Zephyr. With fast thinking of engine off and speedy assessment, the stark reality was a maze of fishing nets laid no less than 30 miles off shore. Another crew member had heard the sound and come to support, looking around the hull and around the water line, which was equally eerie as a light mist lay across the water. We were VERY lucky not to have been sailing as we managed to back out of the net. We slowly crept through the dozens of faint flashing red and green lights and then crossed the shipping lanes earlier than expected, as dawn came upon us to light our way out and onwards to the Gibraltar straights.

Breakfast done and time to plan our pit stop to get diesel and let the spaniels (aka crew) out for a run to the supermercado for essential items. Navigating through the port full of container ships, oil and other commercial vessels, was yet another maze to be accomplished. Once parked up, with the spaniels returned with Spanish goodies, we lost the el capitan as he'd locked himself out of marina gate and with the rest of the crew hearing shouting from another boat to come and get him!! Hahahaha

We're now off again, with fair winds behind us and calm seas, trucking along at 12 knots. Champagne sailing on Zephyr at her best. Thanks Micky and Michael for the opportunity to be part of this fantastic sail.
Vessel Name: Zephyr
Vessel Make/Model: Shipman 50
Hailing Port: Lymington
Home Page: www.yachtzephyr.com
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