Casablanca to Port! 34:36.23N 07:21.22W
Had the peaceful first night out that we had hoped
for. While posting our first update I watched a huge pod of Dolphins hurry past
us heading north against the current with just one curious enough to lose time
coming to check us out before prancing off to rejoin his friends. We enjoyed
dinner in the cockpit and Captain took first watch while I headed to my bunk.
Around 2am we lost the wind completely and reluctantly turned on the motor. Despite
the rumble of the engine it was a fabulous night with a starry sky overhead and
a light show of phospherence in our wake. There was enough shipping around to justify
our watch system but nothing too close for comfort and all passing well wide of
us heading in the opposite direction.
Today started with a stunning sunrise and a beautiful
day but still very little wind. This improved as the day went on and by
afternoon we were able to get more sail out and start pointing towards our
destination. The wind has started to blow more from the north as the afternoon
has progressed and we are now bounding along nicely pointing towards the
Canaries with Morrocco to Port. We also now have some Atlantic swell bouncing
us along and giving us a taste of what the next few days and months will have
Meep spent most of last night snuggled up in the bunk
with whoever was off watch and today had a little bit of time above decks
sunning himself in the cockpit but is now back in his hammock snoozing! We have
spent much of the day reading; making and eating food and drinking tea!
However, Captain has also been tinkering with his fishing gear so watch this