Vasco da Gama
Ian Strathcarron
Thu 26 Jun 2008 17:43
We have reached the Spanish Main.  We sailed into La Coruna this morning at 7.30.  Although yesterday we had a great sail as it was sunny and hot and we sped across the huge cobalt blue Atlantic waves, by the evening it turned cold and very dark and I had the most uncomfortable night so far - and I was in the cabin.  Ian and Tim had to steer Vasco manually through rain and wind as the back up autopilot would not work in the choppy seas.  Today everyone is resting.  We are provisioning the boat and setting sail tonight to round Cape Finisterre and continue south.