Next stop Brazil

Moonstone of Aberdour
Allan and Claire Foster
Wed 9 Apr 2014 09:03
We left Mindelo yesterday afternoon, later than we anticipated as the fuel pontoon wasn’t open until after lunch.
The wind in the channel between Sao Vicente and Santo Antao hit 30 knots at times so we had an exhilarating start to our voyage but it died away quickly and we rolled heavily in the swell overnight.
This morning we’ve tried to fix a small water leak on the engine (why don’t these problems reveal themselves in port?) and after spilling a pint of milk we had to mop out the bilges – who says long passages are boring!
Anyway we are heading towards Brazil at last.