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Date: 06 Jun 2016 11:36:37
Title: Azores - Home

48:25:5N 008:01:2W
 
Monday 6th June 2016
WHALES!
We had a close encounter with the second largest creature in our world yesterday. A fin whale (up to 24 metres long), it swam straight at us and dived under – then swam along with us about thirty metres off for ten minutes. Spouting water as it came to the surface. We are so privileged to see things like this!
 
Another Fan Belt Bites the Dust
We seem to get through these at a good rate, luckily we have been well stocked. The wind has dropped and we need the engine; as I always do a cursory check before starting: fan belts, oil and coolant, the problem hopefully will get spotted before any damage is done.
 
Foggy Start
No great sunrise today, just fog. No AIS, ships talking on the radio that must be close. I was very relieved as the fog burnt off and the sun shone through.
 
Miles travelled in the last 24 hours: 144 miles
Miles to Cherbourg: 314 miles
 
 

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