Azores to Falmouth - Day Nine 48 39.420N 010 48.849W
Mike and Liz Downing
Thu 24 Jul 2014 17:29
We requested stars and stars is what we got! It was a lovely clear night full of stars, although there doesn't seem so many and they don't seem as bright as those in the tropics or Southern Hemisphere. Not sure why that should be - at 300 miles off the end of Lands End there shouldn't be any light pollution out here! Have to look into that one day. Anyway, with the stars out the horizon was visible throughout the night and it was so much better.
A couple of fulmars have taken a liking to the boat and have been circling it on and off most of the day, coming so close and appearing to only just miss colliding with the sail. A gannet also followed the boat for a while, looking to see what we were disturbing in the water.
We're currently negotiating the Spanish fishing fleet that seems camped over the edge of the continental shelf. More on that tomorrow!
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