Rally Portugal - Plymouth to Bayona: Day Four
At the time of writing this we are at 42 degrees 16 mins North, 9 degrees 05 mins West at 2200 on June 7th. Expect to be in Bayona, moored up at around midnight.
Last night in south Biscay was one of the most challenging
nights we have spent at sea. We knew from the forecasts that it was going to be
windy and rough with 10 foot waves predicted. ( Easterly 6 or 7). We reefed up
the main with a deep reef, full stay sail and heavily reefed
This passage has completely vindicated our decision to buy a Contest yacht and one with a Cutter rig. It preformed so well we could sail all night in the difficult conditions, on course to our destination whilst others were forced to heave too and take a pasting.
We were not the only ones to have a trying night. A Dove descended on the boat and spent several hours perched on the radar dome, to get his (or her) strength back, before flying off once we neared land.
More sprinklings of Dolphins and some Sun fish. But once again the fish we laughing at my attempts to join us in the galley.
Go to go now to attend to the final pilotage before our arrival in Bayona.