Day 4: 23deg 38'N 024deg 29'W
Wednesday afternoon, 24deg 39’N 24deg 27’W
As usual the 4 day NE winds to take us south never materialised, and we struggled to get south. 15 hours of precious fuel used motoring in an effort to pick up the winds. Eventually enough to put the Twistle Rig to good use, but not enough reliable wind.
Sunday started windless, but then picked up with a vengeance, blasting us, albeit fairly briefly, with 42 knots. A difficult changeable night also followed, necessitating rig changes that were tricky to perform under the mast light.
Tuesday again difficult weather patterns dominated by lows to the west of
Canaries and up from the coast of
headway today in a 16-20 knot NE wind. Covered in red
The news came
through that White Egret has been unable to take to the water in
All aboard well, being extremely well fed and watered. Nigel two Doradoes to the good; second let go in an act of mercy , and full fridge.
If this is the Milk Run, we’ve been curdled. Looking for settled weather soon.