Barbate to Porto Santo
Tue 17 Nov 2015 08:29
We had quite a mixed bag of weather conditions for our 4 days 5 hour crossing, covering some 560 miles. We were still getting upto 35 knots for the first 12 hours which died away overnight to next to nothing although we had huge swells of 4-5 meters which made it rolly and feeling like sleeping in a washing machine in the foreword bunk! We ended up motoring a lot of the way or with the spinnaker poled out in small breeze. I did a lot of reading whilst James carried out a few repairs and small jobs off the list (this list never seems to get smaller). This was my first time at sea and although I can't say I enjoyed the night watches it is an amazing time to just sit and watch the shooting stars and Phosphorescent...really magical.
Arrived in Porto Santo to beautiful and hot weather. The beaches were glorious and the town square very clean and well maintained although it was their end of season so hardly a sole about...very quiet and Peaceful, which to be honest was a great way to chill after 4 days at sea, just swimming, cycling and hanging out on the pier or in the square.
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