Oh what a beautiful morning.......

andromeda of plymouth
Susan and Andrew Wilson
Sun 22 Jun 2014 11:02
N38:21:021  W28:11:484
.....oh what a beautiful morning it was as we left Horta in lovely sunshine and calm seas. We left at 7am with some assistance from the crew of Low Profile, an ARC 2013 yacht, who are heading north in the next few days back to sunny UK (?!).
Last night we said goodbye to Paul, Claire and Sophie from Aditi, with whom we had exchanged e-mails on the trip to Horta, though they left from St. Maarten and did not go via Bermuda. They are also planning to head north and get back to the UK, but are in no real hurry to do so at the moment. We wish both boats a good sail on a tricky passage at the best of times.
After saying farewell we had a final drink in Peter's Bar and then headed back to Andromeda for an early night not withstanding the live music from outside Peter's Bar for a good part of the evening!
Winds are light at the moment and the sea very calm. We have seen no sign of whales, though a few dolphins have been spotted some way off, several large flock's of Cory's Shearwaters, and there are lots and lots of local fishermen out at present in the channel between Faial and Pico. We have also seen quite a few jelly fish in these parts, including the notorious Portuguese Man O' War - very dodgy and a wide berth was made of these wee beasties. And last, but by no least, we have seen a Loggerhead Turtle, who hatched in Florida and migrated to the Azores for a while, feeding on said jelly fish and building strength, before heading back when a little older. The one we saw was about 14 years old.
More in due couirse......
Andrew & Susan
S/V Andromeda