Mollihawk's Atlantic Circumnavigation
eddie/david nicholson
Wed 10 Sep 2008 00:30
33 42.78N 7 23.91W
Hi All,
Welcome to the first blog from out at sea.
We left Dublin in torrential rain full sure that nowhere else could be the
same however Friday night proved us wrong with the first rain in 3 months
and of course the portholes were open!!
We Eddie Dermot Mike Kevin and James, left Lagos, Portugal at about 1600
Yesterday, Saturday 6th September in calm seas, calm crew and even a calm
skipper! A light breeze had to be supplemented with the engine in order
to make Mahommadia by Saturday evening. Gradually the wind died and went
aft so the engine has stayed on. Small seas have given us a great
opportunity to get shipshape and enjoy the food we brought on board. The
plan is 2 or 3 ports in Morocco and then over to the Canaries. Will check
this has worked and the position is correct and blog again soon.

Problem uploading the blog so heres an addition from in port.
Arrived in to Mahommedia at 9 PM Sunday evening in the dark and found a
spot on the pontoon anchoring and reversing along side a french boat.
Temporarily we tied up against what transpired to be the Queen's motor
yacht which was "forbidden". We managed to bring rain here too (no rain
since April!!) Got through the immigration formalities and went up town
for a meal. Monday saw us sort the boat a bit and take a taxi tour around
the town. A more lively restaurant in the evening (ramadan has things
slightly subdued) and met lads with information about ports along the
coast. Decision was to visit Marakesh from Mahommedia on Tuesday.

Sending this from Marakesh Tuesday envening

Hopes this gets through.