São Miguel to A Coruña

Ocean Gem
Geoff & Eileen Mander
Tue 20 Jun 2017 13:52
Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Time: 12:00 UT
Position: 39:58.43N 20:29.70W
Distance to A Coruña: 576NM

Not much to report during the last 24 hours. We've continued to make progress, sailing most of the time but using the engine to push us during the quiet spells, which fortunately have been few. As the wind moderates we've changed direction slightly to the north of our straight line course to give us a higher apparent wind for sailing. But it's all forecast to go very quiet during the next few days so we'll probably need to use the motor a lot. I hope we have enough fuel to see us through.

We've had a small pod of bottlenose dolphins join us for a few minutes, and in the distance I saw something large jumping and splashing back into the water. It was too far away to tell what it was.