Mon 7 Nov 2022 09:41
We have a change of plan. Given that the weather has sent us west and that we have a much reduced mainsail to work with, we are going to call in at Recife, Brazil. My concern is the extra distance the westerly aspect will cause as well as the reduced speed due to the mainsail which means we could be at sea for much longer than we had planned, putting pressure on food, water and our gas cylinders. Also, we have a leak in the sail store that is causing a steady flow of water through the boat and into the bilge, which is annoying.
We expect to be there in a week's time. The good news is we can now help ourselves to the water, food and gas we have onboard.