La Gomera

Thu 19 Nov 2009 20:52
28.05.366n 17.06.542w
Our shortest hop to date. Had to motor as no wind to start with, then strong confused winds from varying directions as we approached.
Saw a small pilot whale.
Very relaxed sail of just 27 miles, with boat on autohelm and destination visible from the start, so we both sat at the front of the boat on cushions.
At La Gomera for the walks and scenery, following in the wake of Christopher Columbus who set off from here to discover the New World (at least as far as Europe was concerned).