Yesterday we had a very lumpy 5 hour motorsail from
Las Galletas, Tenerife, to San
Sebastian, La Gomera, a lovely place. The wind acceleration
zones around these islands are extraordinary! Conditions went from a flat
calm (as forecast) and 4 knots of wind up to 33 knots on the nose, within
seconds, with very angry seas! To our joy we were joined by the pilot
whales again, one of which came up to our bows a little too close for comfort,
requiring a quick deceleration to avoid a collision.
We are setting off across the Atlantic
this Wednesday 2nd December. Ali, Shane and “Talulah”.
The crossing should take around 3 weeks all going well, and we are heading for Barbados.
Hopefully for Christmas!