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Date: 03 Jun 2010 19:08:49
Title: Day 19 - Arrived Horta, Faial, Azores! & photos of crossing

38:31.804N 28:37.379W

 

We have arrived at Horta, Faial Island, Azores, at 1630 UTC, after 18 days and 2 hours (2297 miles) at sea, having “surfed” here on the biggest swell we have ever seen, which gave us a fantastic run over the last 24 hours…   so we’ve done about 2/3 of the crossing now!

 

The marina is full, overflowing actually, no room for us, so we have just anchored in Horta Harbour, and opened a beer …. Hoorah!!

 

…. About to launch the dinghy and go and “check in” with customs & immigration, and try out our land legs.

 

Some photos from the Crossing:

 

 

 

Shane & Jon wearing and showing off some of the things collected from the seabed over the last few months in the CaribbeanJolly Harbour, Antigua

 

 

… and more of the same, but Ali & Shane this time

 

 

Lasse (“Inga”), Gerry (“Per Mare”) & Shane discuss the weather in Jolly Harbour, Antigua, just before setting off.

 

 

Gerry (single-handed on “Per Mare”) and Ali dancing away our last night in Jolly Harbour, Antigua

 

 

Jon & Ali weighing anchor for the last time in Deep Bay, Antigua

 

 

First day out and Jon finds love with his Spanish Mackerel

 

 

Shane & Jon enjoy Mahi Mahi sashimi style in a rare moment of calm

 

 

Jon taking the plunge mid Atlantic to cut the fishing line free from the prop

 

 

Wake up sleepyhead!  Our Mid Atlantic Hawksbill Turtle … “Hey dude, just cruisin’ the gulf stream….”

 

 

One of the few pods of dolphins seen on this crossing as captured by Jon on his camera

 

 

Waves silhouetting another glorious sunset

 

 

Rather large waves these.  While hove to.

 

 

How does she do it?  On a pitching rolling boat (in a severe gale) the grub is always great.


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