Kinsale to La Coruna

Fri 19 Sep 2008 11:29

Position 47:38.6N 008:09.216W

Friday Sep 19th


Wind E Force 4

Sea State Slight

Visibility Good

Heading 182 T°

Full Main and Head Sail

Speed 6.5 Kts

<<...>> Wind at last and picking up. Able to sail now engine off.  Ursula spotted something bright and orange in the water and flashes. Gybed round to invistigate thinking it could be a liferaft. Turned out to be a danbuoy for fishing obviously adrift as we are in 4000 Metres of water. The slightest things become interesting. We spotted a green plastic bottle which entertained us for a few minutes! Put our new wind water generator (Duogen) into operation in water mode. Broke a part after 1 hour. Now using it in wind mode to generate elec as engine is off. Working well. Speed has hit 6.8 under sail.

<<...>> Had a visit from a warbler. Stayed wi=th us for about 45 minutes perching on the wheel and bulkhead, then took a shine to Ursula below and spent some time in my hat in the saloon before departing on his migration. Quite a lot of shipping.

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