After the dolphins on the first two days, today has
been quiet. Sunshine and little cumulus clouds. I don't associate
cumulus clouds with the open sea but it must be a north west wind coming down
across the Gulf Stream.
It was quiet again earlier this morning. The
wind drops and changes each day between getting light and breakfast
time. The boat stops and then sets off in some strange
direction. The alarm woke me for the n'th time at 9 this
morning and we were heading south. I wandered outside and saw we
were heading straight for another yacht, only about half a mile away.
I hastily went down and put some shorts on:
With warm weather and an empty ocean you get used to not bothering. They
were sailing in varying directions to begin with, but then got the same breeze
we had and set off towards the Azores. I headed for the Scillies and we
were never closer than 1/4 mile. Are we both anti-social not to stop and
I put a couple of fishing lines over in the calm
this morning, but they have caught nothing. I always think of the spinners
as bouncing on the surface too much, at any sailing speed, but there were
certainly plenty of fish in the Azores harbours. Is it just greedy to
catch fish, if I have plenty of food on board?
Angra had yellow barracuda: Are they the ones
that eat people? They were about 0.5m long but very thin. Does this