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Date: 31 Aug 2006 13:08:37
Title: Off to the Salvagems

We left Funchal last night at 1900, what started out as a lovely sail soon turned into the familiar 25Knt northerlies with rough seas. However this morning (Thursday) the sea has calmed and we are making 5knts+ under full main and Genoa. We may fly the Parasail later if the wind drops anymore.
The plan is to sail between the two Salvagem islands which are roughly halfway between funchal and Las Palmas. These islands are uninhabited nature reserves. I think there are wardens live there. You need a permit to land, Sadly it looks like it will be dark when we pass between the islands, Fag packet maths on Tuesday had us there in the daytime :-(
Anyway, I'm on watch now,
Our postion is about 90 miles south of maderia now.
Paul C.

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