Fri 6 Jul 2012 15:12
After several days waiting for wind we left Ponta Delgada marina in the Azores bound for Baiona, NW SpaIn, mid-morning, Wednesday 4th July. We mostly motored until out beyond the island, then cut the engine and headed close-hauled into a NNE force 3-4 wind. It was great to be on our way at last.
We’re making around 4-6 knots most of the time, sometimes more, and have covered about 200 of the 900 nautical miles to Baiona. The wind has been pretty steady, sometimes reaching F5, generally from the N to ENE.
Things have been largely uneventful but I saw a pod of five or six beautiful porpoises yesterday morning as they headed towards us leaping out of the water and glistening in the sunshine. It’salso nice to see shearwaters from time to time swooping low over the swells, sometimes very close to the boat.
All is well,