Rally Portugal - Plymouth to Bayona; Day Three

Zipadedoda of Dart
David H Kerr
Tue 6 Jun 2006 20:30

South West Biscay


Our position at 2015 BST to day is 44 degrees 59 mins North, 09 degrees .80 mins West.


Heading for Cap Finisterre ( which is currently 113 nm away), in North West Spain. Yesterday was a slow day for us, achieving a 24 hour run of just 146 nm. This was mainly due to lack of wind and a decision not to put up the cruising chute. Today is quite different. Winds from the East and NE, 20 to 30 knots. So we have a reefed main, with boom preventer and reefed Genoa and full stay sail. Been tromping along at 7 to 8 knots most of the day. The seas are moderate, but quite “rolly”. This has made moving about the boat quite tricky and a nightmare for Jennie to prepare meals. In fact, due to lack of gimballed sink, most of the dishes, with dish water ended up on the galley floor this evening.


Not decided yet whether to go inside or out side the Finisterre TSS. This will depend on the prevailing weather conditions later on.


No fishing today, so I do not have to report the usual humiliationof no fish to report. Did see Dolphins again.


Sun is going down now, so the attached picture sets the scene…………………..

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