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Date: 10 Aug 2013 11:37:00
Title: Porto Santo

> Dear Family and Friends,
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> Saturday 10.8.13, Noon Position: 33º 33'N 15º 41'W
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> Distance run from Vigo: 634 miles
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> Daily Run: 155 miles
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> I have not had to adjust the sails or Fred for 3 days running. The two poled-out fore sails are keeping the ship just where she needs to go. However, the wind strength has diminished to around 15 knots, which means that landfall in Madeira will not be before midnight. I have therefore decided to make landfall in Porto Santo, just to the north of Madeira, where I should arrive around 7 o'clock this evening. Madeira is only a day's sail away from Porto Santo. I shall stay a few days in this little island and do some exploratory walks before sailing over to Madeira and with any luck, find a coastal path.
>
> Eric

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