Survived a night of F7, gusting F8, winds with the only damage being
severely bruised avocados in the fruit hammocks. Went into the wind shadow
of Gran Canaria at one point to make it easier to fix the furling gear and
rehoist the mainsail but there was a bit of motoring needed later to find
the wind again.
Just now we are about 60 miles SE of Tenerife and it is nice and sunny. Some
flying fish have been seen. Other boats seem scattered all over the place
judging from the radio position reporting. The good news is we don't seem to
Choice of restaurant was a bit limited at our location last night so we ate
on the boat for a change. Had a spag bol pre-prepared by Lori.