Day 19 - Arrived Horta, Faial, Azores! & photos of crossing
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
…. 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
… and more of the same, but Ali & Shane this time
Lasse (“Inga”), Gerry (“Per
Mare”) & Shane discuss the weather in
Gerry (single-handed on “Per Mare”) and
Ali dancing away our last night in
Jon & Ali weighing anchor for the last time in
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
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.