We left Horta at 1400 hrs yesterday 3rd July.
Crew for this leg is James Campbell,Russell Yates and Simon Imber
Before we left Russell painted a “muriel! “ on the harbour wall but being a
non nautical chap he wrote Atlantic Circle instead of Circuit!. So everyone who
reads it thinks I am a tube. James also managed to walk through red paint that
was spilled on the quay so we have red paint on deck on carpets on lines and on
We had good winds through the day but they had died by morning and we have
been set north. There were amazing views of Pico on the Island of Pico the
highest mountain in Portugal At present we are motoring in 4 knots. Should get
better when we clear the eastern group tomorrow.
Yesterday we heard one side of a VHF call with a northern Ireland accent.
When I called I discovered it was a family on a boat berthed up from us on the
wall at Horta and we hadn’t realised. They were from Carrikfergus and had been
away for 4 years and have another months cruising around the Azores before
Last night Russell who is our designated cook(why else would he be on
board) prepared in only 3 hours a Moroccan chicken taigee. It was worth waiting
This morning we had the usual porridge cooked by yours truly to a special
Jimmy Dempsey recipe.
Our position is
38. 25.05N 26.56.45W
Fair winds to all