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Date: 14 Dec 2010 12:07:00
Title: Wind at last! - and dolphins

25:31.8N 18:52.9W

Tuesday 14th December 2010

Distance run in 24 hours: 126
Total distance run: 357
Distance left: 496

At last some wind and from the the East, so we could steer down the rhumb
line (shortest course to the Verdes). We had 10-15 knots of wind and were
doing a very comfortable 6-7 knots with a full main and genoa (though the
latter was reefed when we had 15 knots plus early evening). The wind is
forecast to die anytime now, let's hope the forecast is wrong - watch this
space!
 
Before the wind picked up, we had visitors - a pod of Atlantic spotted dolphin who
played around our bow wave and generally showed off, much to our delight. No photos
though - we've learnt to enjoy these moments rather than try to capture them and end
up missing the fun and with photos of the sea!


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