Arrival in Porto Santo
Tue 13 Sep 2005 14:10
We've arrived in Porto Santo - the small island just to the North East of Madeira. We've travelled 427 miles through the water and 463 over ground since Lagos. It took us 73.5 hours - an average speed of 5.8kts through the water. And we found the 10-mile long island.
This counts as our third milestone - a reasonable offshore passage with just the four of us onboard. Again, we've been lucky with the wind - on the beam for most of the way and the seas have been moderate. Boat and crew have done well. We're now in the marina in Porto Santo and still working our way through the 'thorough' Portugese paper-work requirements.
There are several boats we know - Pi, Frigg (Danish), Blue Marlin (Norwegian), Sulamit 2 (Swedish), Sarah Grace and the boat we came down with from Lagos, Lady of Lorient (both British).
We're all well but tired.