167nm to go

Gudrun V
Axel Busch
Mon 7 May 2012 17:36
Day 23, Monday, 2012-05-07, 11:30 boat (17:30 UTC), 9:35S, 136:13W, COG 265, SOG 7, Wind 15-18kn E, sunny, 167nm to go

Hey, almost there now. Yesterday was quite nice. Good speed, not too rolly, only one squall. I'm pleasantly surprised that we didn't have any breakage so far. Only the starboard spinnaker hailyard seems to chafe somewhere up top, and I cut 20cm off the end of it. Have to climb up and check where it chafes when we get to port. But it can't be very bad, considering that I've used that hailyard most of the time all the way from the Canary Islands.

There's a lot more things to check over on the boat when we arrive, and to clean too! But I hope that we can get it done quickly and that there won't be any nasty surprises. I'm very much looking forward to some diving and photography trips, and Liz can't wait to find a nice cafe where she can sit for hours, writing and watching people.

We keep our fingers crossed that the wind holds up so that we make it tomorrow before nightfall. Otherwise we have to sail in circles until the sun comes up again :-)