Mon 1 Oct 2012 09:36
Amazing: all the charts, fixes, rhumb lines, GPS' and chart plotters worked! We were able to sail off into the blue ocean for four days and, lo and behold, just when and where it was expected, up from the horizon a grey lump appeared, which slowly resolved into a mountain island, sunlight picking out yellow on the peak: Alegranza, about 30 miles away.
Well, by this afternoon we'll have arrived at the Canaries, and here's the amazing bit: we sailed all the way! Ok, we took four months to get here, but there's no point rushing these things I say.
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