Day 8 - Azores - Portugal

Magic Friday
Phil, Di and Annelise
Wed 5 Jun 2019 07:48

38:40.1N 10:02.5W

 Day 8 (5/6) – Almost “home” and nearly “dry”, with resh cabbage and apples still to eat, plenty of other tinned and packet food plus the rationed “Hob-Nobs” to end the journey!

 Although yesterday afternoon was not without incident – a smell of electrical smoke from around the aft cabin / engine compartment –thorough check of all wiring revealed the AC plug aft cabin – underneath a multitude of tonic cans, coffee, crisps and cracker supplies (that’s another story) was shorting. Connection cut and isolated for continued inverter use. Also, possible that this was the cause of the shore power tripping in the Azores … we shall see soon enough.

In the meantime, Magic Friday sailed on eastward. Just crossing the traffic separation scheme (“TSS”) in time before 3 southbound ships bore down upon us; northbound clear to progress…land is in sight – at least on the chart!  Should make the waypoint and entrance to Rio Tejo nicely for a flooding tide and then up to the marina lock gates.

Position posting at 08:00 Portuguese time (GMT+1.0) 5/6

Phil and Matt

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