S/V Goldcrest
David & Lindsay Inwood
Sun 5 Jul 2009 12:30

Here we are, off Finisterre and our most westerly point so far (and will remain so unless we turn the wrong way before Gibraltar!).

We had a great day’s sailing after a very unpromising start – un-forecast heavy rain & strong head winds.  However a judicious 2nd cup of coffee saw the weather change in our favour, leaving a moderate swell & confused seas, but good wind to speed us onwards.  Finisterre was very impressive, although from the sea it was hard to see why the Romans thought this was the end of the world.

We’re now anchored in Muros (42:47.02N 9:03.33W), which is supposed to be a delightful town, but strong (20+mph) winds are making a long dinghy trip ashore very unappealing.  Let’s see what tomorrow brings; if warm & stillish, explore the town; if windy, exploit it to head further south.  This is beginning to sound like last year’s prolonged chase to find good weather!