As we left Cascais, I made a throw away comment to
a chap on the pontoon - 'oh yes, we're just going to Madeira'. I can now
confirm this is a heck of a long way!! So far we have logged just over 200 miles
and we're not even half way yet. It is also a very quite bit of sea - there is
only Regis, me and Chiscos sur la mer (no trouble with the lingo now!!). Today
we have seen 2 war ships and a sailing yacht in the far far distance - and
nothing else - at all.
The weather has been ok. North Westerlies 3-4 have
been the order of the day and have sailed all day (sorry Rod!) - although
the seas have been huge. We are not far from two submerged islands and wonder
whether they have made for the rough seas.
If we can keep up this speed we should be in
Madeira Monday morning (ish).