Wed 1 Aug 2012 15:39
Their daughters left the boat on Saturday to go to A Coruña in time to catch their flight back to the UK on Monday. I took the train from Vigo to Coruña that same day to await Graham and Sheena's arrival.
We have had an excellent few days in this very attractive town. It has a very strong seafaring and Celtic tradition, as well as some very fine architecture and places of interest to visit (including the impressive Tower of Hercules lighthouse on a rugged headland close to the entrance to the harbour, built originally by the Romans).
However, our time in Spain has come to an end. The boat is now re-provisioned and we have a very favourable forecast of Westerlies for the next several days to get us to Brittanny. If the winds are as predicted, we should be able to sail directly across the Bay of Biscay in a North Easterly direction towards Belle Ile. It is about 350 miles and, all being well, it should take us no more than four days or so to get there.
We will give you an update on our position as and when we can. However, it may not be possible to do this on the crossing itself as we have experienced problems with our satellite phone connection.
With best wishes from the three of us,