After an exhilarating sleigh-ride the 1st night, half in pitch-black half moonlit, the dawn greets us with Mars & Jupiter rising next to each other before they disappear into the dawn sky. Although 30 miles away, we find ourselves in the wind shadow of Gran Canaria, so on goes the engine.
A few hours later there is a gentle 10knots on the starboard beam and we manage a gentle 6-7 knots under sail. Then at sunset the wind completely dies and we motor into our 2nd dark night, with moon rising exactly as Ellie predicts, at 3:30am …. how does she know that? 🙂
Crew are doing fine; now getting into the 3-on-6-off routine. Oana is happy that all her effort to set up comms is paying off. The Delorme bleeps away with well-wishing messages, and daily posts to the blog and Facebook seem to go OK. Makes us feel “connected” out in this very big empty ocean. Glen also happy with PredictWind weather reports over IridiumGo. Hopefully we find the easterly trade winds tomorrow.