We have arrived ! Bermuda 32:22.837N 64:40.507W

Island Wanderer
Peter and Avril Brookes
Sun 13 May 2012 15:04
We have arrived! We had to wait before entering the Town Cut into St Georges for a cargo vessel to precede us, then made our way to the customs dock. We were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a number of people we had met earlier during our Caribbean cruise, so it will be good to catch up with their news.
As forecast, the final 24 hours were plugging into strong headwinds, with some big seas at times. However Island Wanderer coped admirably, maintaining about 6 knots even with decks awash with water.
The journey was 830 miles on a straight line. We sailed slightly further to get a better angle to the wind, and it took us 5 days 4 hours – 124 hours. Average speed on the rumb line was 6.7 knots. We sailed probably 860 miles, using the engine for 30 hours (more than planned), but the best way to tackle the headwinds without sailing a much greater distance.
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip, and are looking forward to the delights that Bermuda has to offer – though slightly concerned at some of the prices being quoted for ships stores that others have purchased ready for their trip to the Azores.
The boat was thoroughly encrusted with salt. A good wash down has improved that, though if there is no rain, we will have to do it again as there is still plenty of salt around!