That was Horta, this is the sea.
Malcolm McPherson / Rich Butterworth
Fri 24 Jun 2011 17:22
Position 38:24N 022:28W
Back on the water after a well deserved rest in Horta. I have to say it is a place that is well worth visiting, as are the rest of the Azorean islands. It was quite busy in there for this time of year, according to Rich. Apparently during peak season over 2000 yachts descend upon Faial, which is quite impressive especially when you see the size of the island and then Horta! Then you have to make an obligatory stop at Peters bar where all of the yachties hang out, drinking to much and over exaggerating their stories of the sea. After our departure, we sailed past the islands of Pico, Graciosa, Sao Jorge and Terceira. We caught a very brief glimpse of Sao Miguel in the distance and then....back to the sea and sky!
So far the wind has been really kind to us. However, it has been dropping in the past few hours and expect to be motoring for the next 24 - 36 hours. After that it is looking pretty good, with decent wind coming out of the north. Hopefully we should be in Mallorca by the end of next week. Other than that nothing much to report, apart from a Greek tanker playing chicken with us just after lunch.
Just one last thing, if you ever get the chance to watch the new Robin Hood movie, don't. Despite time tending to drag at times, I think that it was the worst 2 hours 29 minutes and 27 seconds that I have ever had to endure. Badly cast, slow pacing, boring story.....need I continue. I shall be watching the Kings Speech next and will let you know my thoughts on that!
Until next time.