Arrived Horta 180830
Bob Beggs/Ian Rivers
Thu 18 Nov 2010 18:55
Position: 38’31.9N, 028’37.5W
Finally battled through our last storm to arrive in Horta this morning at 0830 local. Having stepped on land for the first time in 22 days, Bob and I are swaying towards Peter Cafe Sport, a famous watering hole for sailors around the world. We’ll probably be beer swaying on our return! Some picture from the passage;
A picture of Serica from the top of her mast, final check prior to departure (looks small from here).
Bob on the helm on a rare sunny day.
Our fridge, Ice didn’t last long.
Ian on the Helm after both Nicola and our spare auto helm failed.
Bob in full immersion suit (note, this was the only place I could stand up straight on the boat).
Rare sighting of Dolphins.
Popcorn challenge, Bob won Mater Chef, but couldn’t beat my popcorn!
Land! Our first sighting of land in 22 days, Horta emerged out of the thick rain clouds.
Horta and dry land, Serica looking rather small!
Bob and I are resting for a few days in Horta before continuing the journey, watch this space.