Some of the problems were finally cleared up yesterday - the nav
lights work perfectly. The inverter has to go back to Vancouver and
so we will have to sail without it and it will catch up with us on our
travels. We are still concerned about the rate of battery charging
and are going to have a last conversation with Covey which hopefully
should clear up that problem.
Hermann, on Daisy, with whom we were going to go in convoy left last
night, sailing away into the fog. We hope to see him in Horta. We
needed to resolve our last issues before setting off and because it is
bad luck to leave on a Friday, we are going early Saturday morning.
We are now setting about our last minute chores - buying fresh
vegetables and fruit, stocking up on bread and all those little last
The weather is looking as good as it can be for an Atlantic crossing.
We expect light winds for the first few days which will give us a
chance to settle in to our watch routine. Later there will be a bit
more wind to push us to the Azores.
It seems fitting to leave on Midsummer's day and to sail into the
Rosemary and Ian