...... to Las Palmas - Day 3

Donald Macdonald
Mon 2 Nov 2020 17:28
Position:  36.45N 12.13W
Sailed all night in F3, engine went on at 06.15hrs. Sea very flat and with full moon can see sails well and for miles. 15.00hrs engine off with wind 11 knots now up to 14 knots on the beam and should carry on increasing to about 25 knots by midnight and veering then will need to gybe for a course about 180.
Just after dawn a cruising ship from Lisbon went by, the WIND SURF a 5 masted rig with front 4 masts with sails up. Not sure if that was the only power to keep it moving at 8 knots, it did look lovely in the low sun. Not long after that 20'ish dolphins came for a play, in the sun and clear sea could look down on them up to their high jinx. When they left as though saying we're off 10 of them did a jump together. All that before breakfast.
Mid morning all the wind data disappeared from the instruments. After a think and going through some system menus for the H5000 identified the CPU of the unit was off. Full reboot and reset a tick box all working again. Took about 30 minutes to solve that one, hoping for no more computer glitches.
This evening dinner will be meat balls in a chilli and tomato sauce, peas, carrots, baguette followed by mandarines in juice.
[ Happy Birthday Emma Hartley. 21 already ]