After setting the clocks forward one hour we left at
and are now on
London time.. We were able to sail
the first 1 ½ hours, but now we’re in the lee of
PicoIsland and will motor for a bit
toget clear of it.It’s a beautiful morning and Horta
looked very charming as we left.
We motored until when the wind went NE and we could sail nicely more
or less on course.However that
only lasted for a couple of hours as the wind has gone East again andwe’re back on engine.
Started again sailing at . The wind is ENE so it’s on the nose. We’re sheeted
in hard and only making around 6 knots. Our current course is straight for
Ponta Delgada.We will probably motor over the top of
it to avoid getting too far South when the much stronger North North Easterlies
arrive in a couple of days.
It’s a dry clear moonlit night.
The wind goes East and drops to Force 2-3, so I wake up
the engine and go to
Wind is East Force 2. Still motoring, we probably won’t
getwind until tomorrow.
Ponta Delgada which is 35 miles
long.Yesterday’s run only 160
miles, 9 1/2 hours sailing slowly and the rest motoring.974 to