Azores to Dartmouth
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Paul & Anette Morris
Mon 16 Jun 2008 12:25
Noon, 16th June 2008
We saw whales yesterday - well actually it was just one, a very big one, and we thought it was either a Finwhale or a Sei. The spray from the blowhole gave it's position away, as it rolled around in the sea about 100 metres from the boat. It was a beautiful sight.
Yesterday afternoon saw some pleasant sailing in brilliant sunlight as we glided past the islands of Pico, Sao Jorge and Graciosa. It was late in the day before we put the tallest of the islands, Pico, with its 'white bearded' summit, behind us, and then later just after dark, the winking lights of Graciosa disappeared over the southern horizon and gave way to a three quarter moon and a canopy of glittering stars. Dawn this morning came up very dark and foreboding, and we put another reef in the mainsail 'just in case'. But nothing came of it, and now the sun is shining again.
We have covered just 133 nautical miles since leaving Horta, and it looks like we have another 1092 miles to go to the 'Lizard'.
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