16th November - still en route to Lanzarotte
We are about to put out the twin poles again in order to make the last leg of about 275 nm downwind to Lanzarote, still planning to be there at around mid-morning on the 18th. I have now confirmed with Puerto Mogan that we can be there between 21-23 November, at least, so when we have dropped Colin we intend to take a leisurely day trippers ride through the Canaries over the intervening 3 days. It has been a baptism of fire for Tash coming straight out for 4 days in the Altantic as her first trip on the boat so I suspect a few days of coast hopping will be welcome. All good so far though. The water maker got tested yesterday and is fine; Capt B made bread with dodgy Spanish flour and survived the experience; the crew seem happy enough and the clouds have disappeared again. KF is handling herself well in the much bigger swell that we now have - it is the crew who have to learn how to move around in it.