Midnight we had made it
as far as 17:06.94N 26:24.77W – 4th of December, 2008.
Engine Time – 4.25
We had to motor for a long
time to get clear of the onshore winds blowing onto the hot volcanic Island we had been parked up at. Once clear we picked up
the NE Trade Winds. The only problem for us was the swell was still a little
confused and the wind was light so the ride was not so comfortable.
It was a weird feeling
though taking off bound for the Caribbean. It
is hard to explain but we both new we had a long way to go and plenty of time
to experience just about every emotion know to man and women. The best
thing is that Fi and I are a great team so everything become so much easier.
I feel really confident
in the boat, Silky, we had an amazing ride down to the Cape Verde’s not
to mention our trip from Gibraltar and every thing feels as though it is about
It was not long until I
caught a fish for dinner, I am slowly working out how Fiona like’s to eat
it. Typical though because she expects me to catch it, kill it, fillet it, skin
it, de bone it, batter it and then fry it. I must admit all the hard work is worth
comments by Fiona: We are finally off on our biggest
voyage yet. The months and months of preparation and hard work on the
boat are behind us and the journey has just begun! It’s weird
because this is the first time yet that I have not had feelings of apprehension
or fear at what lay ahead. Perhaps it’s my faith in the boat or the
fact that hundreds of other boats do this trip this time every year so it
can’t be that bad can it??
Wind Direction –
East – moderate
Swell – Moderate
Top Speed – 9.0
Knots Through the water
Distance Covered –
64.9 Nautical Miles