position 37:44.3N 025:39.8W
The trip took us 13 days to cover 2030
Just me, Sam and Heather.
We had great help from our Aussie weather
forecaster, Bruce Buckley, who guided us around the worst of the
33 knots from the East was the worst,
especially since we were heading East!
Heather was a bit sick at first but
overcame it well enough to imitate the Duran Duran 'Rio' video!
We saw lots of wildlife, dolphins most
days, a tuna that swam beside us, a shearwater we nicknamed 'Alan' and loads of
First sight of land was the island of
Pico, a spectacular volcanic mountain.
The people in Ponta Delgada were very
friendly and the officials not officious..so a great welcome awaited