Last day in port!
This is perforce a brief post, as we will be leaving the dock shortly. Water pump has not yet arrived but seemingly it’s on the island, and as I understand it, we will leave as soon as it’s delivered and make the repairs while underway. At the moment the fuel tanker is alongside and filling the bunkers so within the next couple of hours we will be off.
Yesterday was a make and mend day, cleaning up and making ready for sea. I posted the blog, wandered into town for lunch, and took it relatively easy. Not much to report, everyone is impatient to be off and we still have about 2,000 nautical miles to cover to get to the Azores so every day in port is cutting into our scheduled arrival date, but with favourable winds we should be ok.
Low pressure cell moved through last night and the winds have moved into the west, which should be in our favour, but it did bring rain. I had taken advantage of our delay to get a last load of laundry done and hung out to dry in the rigging but rain arrived early this morning and soaked it all so hope there will be enough time this morning to get the worst of the wet out before we leave. Sun shining now so with luck…
I wont have access to internet after we leave so posts will not be possible but I have a satellite tracker so you can check progress on the blog. There is a button in the sidebar which if clicked will take you to a gps map with the ship’s track and position.
See you on the other side….